On July 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 31 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 31 new cases, 28 are domestic and the other 3 are imported. The CECC also announced one death today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 28 domestic cases, nine are men and the other 19 are women, aged between under 5 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between June 19 and July 4, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, Taipei City reported most cases, at 15, and New Taipei City had the second highest number, at 5. Taoyuan City reported 3 cases; Miaoli County reported 2 cases, and Pingtung County, Keelung City and Hsinchu County reported 1 case each.
The CECC pointed out that the one death (Case #12752) announced today was an over 70-year-old female with chronic diseases and history of contact with other confirmed cases.
Regarding the three new imported cases, Case #15152 is a Taiwanese girl under the age of five. She arrived in Taiwan from the US on June 21. She was tested on July 4, before completing the quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 5 (the CT value was 33).
Case #15155 is a Taiwanese man in his 20s. He returned to Taiwan from the UK on July 1. He developed nasal congestion, an itchy throat, and a mild fever on July 2. He notified the health authority of his symptoms on July 4, and a COVID-19 test was arranged for him. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 5 (the CT value was 22).
Case #15164 is a Taiwanese man in his 50s. He returned to Taiwan from Saudi Arabia on July 2. He was tested for COVID-19 at the airport, and then proceeded to a quarantine hotel for quarantine. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 5.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,472,827 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,455,971. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,061 cases. Of the 15,061 confirmed cases, 1,187 are imported (Cases #15109 and #15110, originally classified as domestic cases and announced on July 4, have been re-classified as imported cases based on the findings of epidemiological investigations and test results); 13,821 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 103 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 689 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 689 deaths, 681 are domestic cases and the other 8 are imported.