CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 14 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

08/01/2021 02:47 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Sunday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Sunday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

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Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported 14 new cases of COVID-19 -- 12 transmitted domestically and two contracted overseas -- and two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the domestic cases, six were reported in New Taipei, four in Taipei, and one each in Taoyuan and Taichung cities, the CECC said.

The two imported cases were Taiwanese who recently returned home, one from India on July 10, and the other from Mexico on July 21, according to the CECC.

Meanwhile, the two people who died were both males, one in his 70s, and the other in his 60s, the CECC said.

The new COVID-19 cases bring the total in Taiwan to 15,688, of which 14,202 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 cases in a single day.

To date, 789 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 777 since May 15.

(By Emerson Lim)

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