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Caution urged as Taiwan adds dozen local COVID-19 cases, zero deaths

ROC Central News Agency

07/25/2021 05:08 PM


Taipei, July 25 (CNA) Taiwan on Sunday reported 13 new COVID-19 infections -- 12 transmitted domestically, one contracted overseas -- and zero deaths from the disease, according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

Although the local COVID-19 outbreak is under control and there was only one domestic case with an unknown source, people should not let their guard down as the virus could surge again, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) said at a press briefing.

The 12 domestic cases included six men and six women, aged from their 20s to 70s, who developed symptoms from July 23 to July 24, according to Chen, who heads the CECC.

All of the local cases were reported in the Greater Taipei area, including seven in Taipei and five in New Taipei.

In 10 of the 12 local cases the source of infection has been identified, while one had an unknown infection source and the source of the other is still being investigated, according to Chen.

Chen said that while the figures indicate the COVID-19 situation is under control, people should still be careful regardless of whether they have received a COVID-19 vaccine shot or not because the coronavirus could stage a comeback amid the global pandemic.


Of the 14,336 cases reported from May 11 to July 23, 87.6 percent, or 12,555 people, have been discharged from isolation facilities.

The one imported case was a Taiwanese woman in her 60s, who returned from Myanmar on July 11 and received a COVID-19 test prior to ending her quarantine on July 23, the result coming back positive Sunday, according to the CECC.

The new cases bring the total in the country to 15,571, of which 14,098 are domestic infections reported since May 15, when Taiwan first recorded more than 100 COVID-19 cases in a single day.

To date, 786 people have died of COVID-19 in Taiwan, including 774 since May 15.

(By Chen Chieh-ling, Chang Ming-hsuan and Evelyn Kao)



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