CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 33 new cases of COVID-19, four deaths

07/22/2021 03:25 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Thursday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Thursday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: Taiwan reports 33 new COVID-19 cases, 30 domestic cases in the north

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) Taiwan on Thursday reported 33 new COVID-19 infections -- 30 transmitted domestically and three contracted overseas -- and four deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the domestic cases, 11 each were reported in Taipei and New Taipei, seven in Taoyuan, and one in Hsinchu.

The new cases bring the total in the country to 15,511, of which 14,041 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 Thursday were two men and two women, in their 60s and 70s, who passed away between July 19 and 21, according to the CECC.

To date, 782 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 770 since May 15.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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