On July 27, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 17 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 17 new cases, 16 are domestic and the other one is imported. The CECC reported one death today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 16 domestic cases (of whom, seven tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 11 are men and the other five are women, aged between 30 to 69 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 14 and July 26, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, Taoyuan City reported most cases, at 6, and Taipei City had the second highest number, at 5. New Taipei City reported 4 cases, and Hsinchu County reported 1 case.
The CECC pointed out that the one death (Case #8354) announced today was an over 70-year-old male with chronic disease.
Regarding the new imported case, Case #15697 is a Taiwanese male in his teens. He returned to Taiwan from the US on July 25. He developed a fever on July 26, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 27.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,948,640 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,932,430. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,599 cases. Of the 15,599 confirmed cases, 1,258 are imported; 14,288 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