On August 25, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced one new confirmed imported case of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. The new case (Case #16049) arrived in Taiwan from South Africa. The CECC reported one death today.
Case #16049 is an over 20-year-old male from South Africa. He traveled to Taiwan for work on August 22. After he was tested for COVID-19 at the airport, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on August 25.
Regarding the one death announced today, the case (Case #15845) was an over 70-year-old female with chronical disease and history of contact with other confirmed cases.
The CECC reported that a total of 2,548,825 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 2,531,924. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,939 cases. Of the 15,939 confirmed cases, 1,379 are imported; 14,507 are domestic; 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 110 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 830 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 830 deaths, 822 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.