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Dengue fever escalates to 8,677 cases in Taiwan

Dengue fever escalates to 8,677 cases in Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 12 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases recorded since the start of summer in Taiwan has risen to 8,677 as the potentially deadly disease continues to spread on the island, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday. As of Friday, 7,660 cases had been reported in the southern municipality of Tainan, 885 in neighboring Kaohsiung, and 28 in Pingtung, according to CDC figures. The number of cases reported in these three localities accounts for 98.8 percent of the national total. In Tainan alone, infections increased by 530 from the previous day. Eighteen people in Taiwan have been confirmed to have died of the mosquito-borne disease since May 1, the CDC said. (By Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-26 11:56 GMT+08:00