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Taiwan confirms 4 local COVID cases, 3 deaths

Nation has so far reported 15,782 cases of COVID-19

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(Taiwan News, Wendy Wu photo)

(Taiwan News, Wendy Wu photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Sunday (Aug. 8) announced seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which four are local and three imported, marking the lowest number of local cases since May 10.

The CECC also announced three deaths.

The center pointed out that the four local cases include three men and one woman between the ages of 20 and 60. All of them began to experience symptoms on Aug. 6.

The sources of three of the local cases are known, while the source of one is unknown. Taipei reported the most local cases with two, followed by New Taipei and Taoyuan with one each.

The three deaths announced Sunday included two men and one woman between 60 and 90 years of age. They died between July 31 and Aug. 1.

The three new imported cases include two men and one woman between 20 and 40 years old. They arrived from Malaysia, Turkey, and the U.S. on Aug. 6.

Taiwan has so far reported 15,782 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while 809 people in the country have succumbed to the disease.


Updated : 2021-12-07 12:33 GMT+08:00