On June 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 219 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. All 219 cases are indigenous. The CECC also announced 22 deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 219 indigenous cases, 117 are men and the other 102 are women, aged between under 5 to over 100 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between May 22 and June 7, 2021. Regarding those indigenous cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 123, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 54. Miaoli County reported 16 cases; Taoyuan City reported 13; Keelung City reported 8; Changhua County reported 2; Tainan City, Hsinchu City and Taichung City reported 1 each.
Regarding the 22 deaths announced today, they were 15 men and seven women between 30 and over 100 years old.
The CECC reported that a total of 698,373 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 675,836. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 11,694 cases. Of the 11,694 confirmed cases, 1,148 are imported; 10,493 are indigenous; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 2 are infections on an aircraft; 1 case has unknown sources of infection; 14 cases' sources of infection are being investigated; and a cumulative total of 65 cases (including 16 newly added) have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. Of the confirmed cases, there have been 308 deaths.