CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

08/04/2021 02:23 PM
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Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Wednesday
Health Minister Chen Shih-chung hosts Wednesday's COVID-19 press briefing. Photo courtesy of the CECC

Update: Taiwan reports 21 new COVID-19 cases, majority in New Taipei

Taipei, Aug. 4 (CNA) Taiwan on Wednesday reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 -- 20 transmitted domestically and one contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Of the domestic cases, 14 were reported in New Taipei, followed by five in Taipei and one in Taoyuan, the CECC said.

The new cases bring the total in the country to 15,742, of which 14,250 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when the country first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

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

(By Matthew Mazzetta)

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