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Number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan surges to 9,862

Number of dengue fever cases in Taiwan surges to 9,862

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) The number of dengue fever cases recorded since the start of summer in Taiwan has risen to 9,862 as the potentially deadly disease continues to spread on the island, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday. The latest figure represents an increase of 296 cases from the previous day. As of Monday, 8,666 cases had been reported in the southern municipality of Tainan and 1,030 in neighboring Kaohsiung, according to CDC figures. In Tainan alone, infections increased by 237 from the previous day. (By Lung Pei-ning and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-26 03:53 GMT+08:00