On September 8, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced nine new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the nine new cases, seven are domestic and the other two are imported. The CECC reported no deaths today.
Regarding the seven new domestic cases, they are two men and five women, aged between 30 and 89 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between August 27 and September 7. All the cases were reported in New Taipei City.
Regarding the two new imported cases, Case #16159 is a British male in his 50s. He tested positive for COVID-19 in the UK in July. He traveled to Taiwan from the UK on September 5. After arrival, he was quarantined in a group quarantine facility, and was tested for COVID-19. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 8 (the CT value was 36).
Case #16160 is an Egyptian male in his 30s. He traveled to Taiwan from Egypt on August 4. The Egyptian man was tested for COVID-19 on August 16 before the end of his quarantine period, and the result was negative. As he came into contact with a confirmed case, the health authority then arranged for him to be tested on September 6. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on September 8 (the CT value was 38.9).
The CECC reported that a total of 2,881,111 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 2,864,293. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 16,056 cases. Of the 16,056 confirmed cases, 1,445 are imported; 14,557 are domestic; 36 are naval crew members aboard the Panshi fast combat support ship; 3 are infections on an aircraft (Case #16119, originally classified as an imported case, has been reclassified as an aircraft infection according to virus sequence data); 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 837 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 837 deaths, 827 are from domestic cases and the other 10 are from imported cases.