On July 20, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 24 new cases, 18 are domestic and the other six are imported. The CECC also announced four deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 18 domestic cases (of whom, nine tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 13 are men and the other five are women, aged between 20 to 89 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 12 and July 19, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, Taipei City reported the most cases, at 7, and New Taipei City had the second highest number, at 6. Keelung City reported 3 cases, and Taoyuan City reported 2 cases.
Regarding the four deaths announced today, they were one man and three women between 60 and 79 years old.
Regarding the six imported cases, they were four men and two women between under 10 and 49 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from Myanmar, the US (three cases), and Indonesia (two cases), respectively. They arrived in Taiwan between July 5 and July 19.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,801,538 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,784,759. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,453 cases. Of the 15,453 confirmed cases, 1,241 are imported; 14,159 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 773 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 773 deaths, 765 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.