On July 12, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 24 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 24 new cases, 23 are domestic and the other 1 is imported. The CECC also announced one death today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 23 domestic cases (of whom, nine tested positive when they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 13 are men and the other 10 are women, aged between under 10 to 99 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between June 20 and July 11, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported the most cases, at 10, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 9. Keelung City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, and Taichung City reported 1 case each.
The CECC pointed out that the one death (Case #2598) announced today was an over 60-year-old male with chronic diseases and history of contact with other confirmed cases.
Regarding the one new imported case, Case #15370 is a Croatian girl under the age of 10. She arrived in Taiwan from Switzerland on June 28. She was tested for COVID-19 on July 10 before completing the quarantine period, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 12 (the CT value was 33).
The CECC reported that a total of 1,639,921 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,622,834. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,273 cases. Of the 15,273 confirmed cases, 1,203 are imported; 14,017 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 105 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 741 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 741 deaths, 733 are domestic cases and the other 8 are imported.