On July 24, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 25 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 25 new cases, 24 are domestic and the other one is imported. The CECC also announced two deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 24 domestic cases (of whom, 12 tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 19 are men and the other 5 are women, aged between under 5 to 69 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 19 and July 23, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported the most cases, at 9, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 7. Taoyuan City reported 3 cases; Changhua County reported 2 cases, and Taichung City, Miaoli County and Keelung City reported 1 case each.
Regarding the two deaths announced today, they were two men in their 70s with chronic diseases.
Regarding the new imported cases, Case #15660 is a Taiwanese male in his 20s. He returned to Taiwan from Spain on July 22. He was tested for COVID-19 at the airport, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 24.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,894,957 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,878,146. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,558 cases. Of the 15,558 confirmed cases, 1,255 are imported; 14,250 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 108 cases (including two newly added) have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 786 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 786 deaths, 778 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.