CECC confirms 18 more COVID-19 cases, including 15 domestic cases and 3 imported cases

On July 18, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 18 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 18 new cases, 15 are domestic and the other three are imported. The CECC also announced four deaths today.

The CECC pointed out that of the 15 domestic cases (of whom, six tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), nine are men and the other six are women, aged between 20 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 10 and July 17, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported the most cases, at 7, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 5. Taoyuan City reported 3 cases.

Regarding the four deaths announced today, they were three men and one woman between 40 and 89 years old.

Regarding the three new imported cases, Case #15507 is a Taiwanese male in his 20s. He returned to Taiwan from Spain on July 15. After he was tested for COVID-19 at the airport, he quarantined at a quarantine hotel. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 18.

Case #15508 is a British man in his 20s. He traveled to Taiwan from the UK for work on July 15. 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 July 18.

Case #15512 is a Taiwanese female in her 50s. She returned to Taiwan from the US on July 16. She experienced a runny nose, a sore throat and symptoms, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 18.

The CECC reported that a total of 1,765,532 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,747,814. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,408 cases. Of the 15,408 confirmed cases, 1,229 are imported; 14,126 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 106 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 768 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 768 deaths, 760 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported.