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DOH: Taipei City’s COVID-19 Update for September 5

Graph of people under home isolation published on September 2.According to the Central Epidemic Command Center, a total of 2 COVID-19 cases were reported for Taipei City on September 5. The cases arrived in Taiwan from Serbia and the US, respectively. They were tested positive during quarantine.
 
The Department of Health (DOH) stated that a total of 3 domestic cases were reported for Taipei City during the week from August 29 through September 4. Compared to the figures from the previous week, there was an increase of 1 positive case.
 
The domestic cases include 2 males and 1 female between the age groups of 30s to 60s. These individuals reside in Zhongshan District, Xinyi District, and Zhongzheng District. One of the patients was tested positive during home isolation under contact-tracing guidelines related to another COVID patient. The source of transmission for the other two domestic cases are currently unknown.
 
In the interest of lowering the possibilities of a Delta outbreak, the central government announced that it will implement strengthened community COVID-19 monitoring measures starting August 30, as well as maintaining Level 2 COVID Alert for the island. DOH reminds the public that there are still random cases in the community which have unidentified sources, so people should still practice safety measures such as frequent hand-washing, wearing face mask, limiting contact of the eyes, nose, or mouth with hands, and reducing visits to crowded areas or locations with high risks of spread.
 
For any questions regarding pandemic prevention, please call Taiwan CDC at 1922 or DOH’s pandemic prevention hotline (2375-3782).