On June 22, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 79 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 79 new cases, 78 are indigenous and the other one is imported. The CECC also announced six deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 78 indigenous cases, 35 are men and the other 43 are women, aged between under 5 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between June 14 and June 21, 2021. Regarding those indigenous cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 43, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 25. Nantou County reported 3 cases; Keelung City reported 2 cases, and Miaoli County, Changhua County, Taoyuan City, Taichung City and Hsinchu County reported 1 each.
Regarding the six deaths announced today, they were three men and three women between 50 and 89 years old.
Regarding the new imported cases, Case #14257 is a Taiwanese male in his 50s. He returned to Taiwan from Indonesia on June 20. He experienced a sore throat on June 21, and the health authority then arranged for him to seek medical attention and undergo testing. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on June 22.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,107,543 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,091,972. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 14,157 cases. Of the 14,157 confirmed cases, 1,166 are imported; 12,938 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 100 cases (including 2 newly added) have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 575 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 575 deaths, 568 are indigenous cases and the other 7 are imported.