On July 4, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 39 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 39 new cases, 37 are indigenous and the other 2 are imported. The CECC also announced two deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 37 indigenous cases, 12 are men and the other 25 are women, aged between under 5 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between June 17 and July 3, 2021. Regarding those indigenous cases, Taipei City reported most cases, at 18, and New Taipei City had the second highest number, at 11. Taoyuan City and Changhua County reported 3 cases each, and Yilan County reported 2 cases.
Regarding the two deaths (Case #8089 and Case #12577) announced today, they were an over 70-year-old female and an over 80-year-old male, respectively.
Regarding the two imported cases, Case #15113 is a Taiwanese female in her 50s. She returned to Taiwan from Cambodia on July 2. She experienced a fever when arriving in Taiwan. She was then tested for COVID-19 at the airport and transported to a hospital for medical attention. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 4.
Case #15129 is a Taiwanese male in his 30s. He began to develop a headache, sore throat and runny nose on June 30. He returned to Taiwan from Indonesia on July 3. Upon arrival, he voluntarily notified airport quarantine officers that he had experienced symptoms, and then he was tested for COVID-19 at the airport. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 4.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,459,913 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,442,937. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,030 cases. Of the 15,030 confirmed cases, 1,182 are imported; 13,795 are indigenous; 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 688 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 688 deaths, 680 are indigenous cases and the other 8 are imported.