Taiwan reported two new local cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The country also reported six more imported cases among people arriving in Taiwan.
The addition of one more death from the virus brings the death toll from the beginning of the pandemic to 847. The deceased was a man in his eighties with pre-existing health conditions.
The first of the two local cases reported on Monday is a man in his twenties. He tested positive for COVID-19 with a Ct value of 33, indicating a relatively low viral load. Authorities say they have identified one contact, who has already tested negative for the virus.
The second local case reported on Monday is a man in his forties. He tested positive for COVID-19 with a Ct value of 37, indicating a low viral load. Authorities have identified five contacts. All of them are undergoing home quarantine and have tested negative for the virus.
Taiwan also recorded six imported cases of COVID-19 on Monday. They include travelers from the UK, the United States and Indonesia.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Taiwan has reported a total of 16,376 cases of COVID-19. That includes 1,733 imported cases and 14,589 domestic cases. Taiwan has also reported a total of 847 deaths from COVID-19.