On July 16, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 32 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 32 new cases, 29 are domestic and the other three are imported. The CECC also announced four deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the 29 domestic cases (of whom, seven tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), 17 are men and the other 12 are women, aged between under 5 to 69 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 5 and July 15, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, Taipei City reported most cases, at 14, and New Taipei City had the second highest number, at 11; Taoyuan City reported 2 cases, and Yilan County and Changhua County reported 1 case each.
Regarding the four deaths announced today, they all were men between 60 and 99 years old.
Regarding the three imported cases, Case #15468 is an American male in his 50s. He traveled to Taiwan from the US for work on July 2. He was tested for COVID-19 on July 14 before the end of his quarantine period. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 16.
Case #15472 is a Taiwanese girl under the age of 10. She returned to Taiwan from the US on July 2. She was tested for COVID-19 on July 14 before completing the quarantine period, and infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 16.
Case #15480 is an over 30-year-old male fisherman from the Philippines. He arrived in Taiwan from the Philippines on April 30. He underwent COVID-19 tests when he completed his quarantine period and self-health management period, and the test results were negative. He boarded a vessel for work on May 22, and remained on the vessel. As he planned to head out to sea for work, he took a self-paid test arranged by the company he worked for on July 14. Infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in the case on July 16.
The CECC reported that a total of 1,727,787 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 1,710,974. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,378 cases. Of the 15,378 confirmed cases, 1,221 are imported; 14,104 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 106 cases have been removed from the list of confirmed cases. There have been a cumulative total of 763 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 763 deaths, 755 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.