On August 21, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 10 new cases, two are domestic and the other eight are imported. The CECC reported one death today.
The CECC pointed out that the two domestic cases (they didn't test positive while they in home isolation) are an over 40-year-old male and an over 50-year-old female. They experienced symptoms on August 16 and August 19, respectively.
The CECC pointed out that the one death (Case #9244) announced today was an over 60-year-old male with chronic disease and no history of contact with confirmed cases.
Regarding the eight new imported cases, they are seven men and one woman, aged between 10 to 69 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from the United States, India, Indonesia (three cases), South Africa, Japan, and Albania. They arrived between August 18 and August 19.
The CECC reported that a total of 2,472,606 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 2,455,074. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,916 cases. Of the 15,916 confirmed cases, 1,367 are imported; 14,496 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 110 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 828 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 828 deaths, 820 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.