TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan confirmed 12 deaths, six new local COVID-19 cases, and four imported cases Saturday (Aug. 7), according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).
Four of the new cases were recorded in New Taipei City, with one each in Taipei and Taoyuan. Of the new local cases, one was a man and five were women, with the ages ranging between 20 and 89, the CECC said.
The 12 deaths included seven men and five women who fell ill between May 24 and June 22, passing away between July 22 and 30.
The four imported cases were two men and two women in their 30s and 40s who arrived separately from the United States, Cambodia, China, and Spain on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5. All were asymptomatic, tested at the airport, and sent to quarantine hotels.
Of the 14,554 cases confirmed between May 11 and Aug. 5, a total of 13,053 have been released from quarantine, or 89.7%, according to the latest CECC statement.
Taiwan’s latest total number of 15,775 coronavirus cases includes 14,435 domestic cases, 1,287 imported ones, and 806 deaths. Of the fatalities, 798 were the result of local infections, with New Taipei City registering 397 deaths and Taipei City 307.
A total of 36 COVID cases originated from the Taiwan Navy’s "Goodwill Fleet," two were infected on board a flight, one was classified as unresolved, and 14 are still under investigation. A total of 108 earlier patients were removed from the list of confirmed cases.