On August 5, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) announced 11 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Taiwan. Of the 11 new cases, six are domestic and the other five are imported. The CECC reported no deaths today.
The CECC pointed out that of the six domestic cases (of whom, two tested positive while they were in home isolation or completed their isolation period), four are men and the other two are women, aged between 20 to 69 years old. They began to suffer the onset of symptoms between July 23 and August 4, 2021. Regarding those domestic cases, New Taipei City reported the most cases at 4, followed by Taipei City and Taoyuan City with 1 case each.
Regarding the five new imported cases, they are four men and one woman, aged between 20 to 69 years old. They arrived in Taiwan from Nigeria (Case #15854), South Africa (Case #15855) and the United States (Cases #15858, #15859 and #15860), and arrived between July 21 and August 3.
The CECC reported that a total of 2,152,917 cases related to COVID-19 have been reported in Taiwan among which COVID-19 has been ruled out in 2,135,371. Of these reported cases, infection with COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in 15,753 cases. Of the 15,753 confirmed cases, 1,280 are imported; 14,420 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 791 COVID-19 deaths since 2020; of the 791 deaths, 783 are from domestic cases and the other 8 are from imported cases.