On August 29, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 23 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 23 new cases, 13 are domestic and the other 10 are imported. The CECC reported one death today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 13 domestic cases (of whom, nine tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), six are men and the other seven are women, aged between under 5 to 59 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between August 16 and August 28, 2021. Of those domestic cases, 11 cases were reported in New Taipei City and two cases were reported in Taipei City.
Regarding the one death announced today, the case (Case #16067) was an over 60-year-old male from the Philippines.
Regarding the 10 new imported cases, they are seven men and three women, aged between 10 to 69 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from China, Cambodia (two cases), the US, Myanmar (four cases), Pakistan, and Vietnam. They arrived between August 15 and August 28.
The CECC reported that a total of 2,637,402 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 2,619,709. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,983 cases. Of the 15,983 confirmed cases, 1,408 are imported; 14,522 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 834 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 834 deaths, 825 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.