On July 28, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 20 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 20 new cases, 18 are domestic and the other two are imported. The CECC reported no deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 18 domestic cases (of whom, 12 tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 14 are men and the other 4 are women, aged between under 10 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 12 and July 27, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported most cases, at 8, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 6. Taoyuan City reported 3 cases, and Kaohsiung City reported 1 case.
Regarding the two imported cases, Case #15726 is a Taiwanese male in his 60s. He worked in Indonesia for an extended period of time. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 on July 17, and took an international air ambulance back to Taiwan on July 27. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 28.
Case #15727 is a Taiwanese female in her 30s. She returned to Taiwan from the US on July 26. She was tested for COVID-19 at the airport, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 28.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,975,087 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,958,568. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,619 cases. Of the 15,619 confirmed cases, 1,260 are imported; 14,306 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 have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 787 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 787 deaths, 779 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases