CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, one death

07/19/2021 02:28 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Monday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: Taiwan reports 21 new COVID cases, restrictions to be lifted gradually

Taipei, July 19 (CNA) Taiwan on Monday reported 21 new cases of COVID-19, including 15 domestic infections, six imported cases, and one death from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the cases transmitted domestically, 11 were in New Taipei, three in Taoyuan, and one in Taipei.

The new cases bring the total in the country to 15,429, of which 13,977 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The single death reported Monday was a man in his 80s who passed away on July 17, the CECC said.

To date, 769 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 757 since May 15.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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