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

08/03/2021 02:27 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 19 new COVID-19 cases, new hospital cluster identified

Taipei, Aug. 3 (CNA) Taiwan on Tuesday reported 19 new cases of COVID-19 -- 16 transmitted domestically and three contracted overseas -- and two deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the domestic cases, 10 were reported in New Taipei, four were recorded in Taipei and two came in Chiayi County.

The new cases bring the total in the country to 15,721, of which 14,230 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

The two deaths reported Tuesday were a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s, who passed away on July 31 and July 28, respectively.

To date, 791 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 779 since May 15.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)

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