CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 24 new cases of COVID-19, four deaths

07/20/2021 02:20 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Tuesday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Tuesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: Taiwan reports 24 new COVID-19 cases, lowering of alert level 'likely'

Taipei, July 20 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported 24 new cases of COVID-19, including 18 domestic infections and six imported ones, as well as four deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the domestic transmissions, seven were reported in Taipei, six in New Taipei, three in Keelung, and two in Taoyuan.

The new cases bring the total in the country to 15,453, of which 13,995 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The four deaths reported Tuesday were three women and one man, in their 60s and 70s, who passed away between July 16 and July 19, according to the CECC.

To date, 773 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 761 since May 15.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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