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42 deaths from dengue fever since May 1: CDC

42 deaths from dengue fever since May 1: CDC

Taipei, Sept. 23 (CNA) The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday that 42 people have died of dengue fever since May 1, which has already surpassed the level for the whole of last year, when 28 people died. The figures represent a 14-year-high, the CDC said, adding that it is still examining 29 suspected cases. Nationwide, the number of dengue fever cases this summer had increased to 14,590 as of Tuesday, with 98.4 percent occurring in southern Taiwan's Tainan and Kaohsiung, the CDC said. The nationwide figure represents an increase of 719 cases from the previous day, the CDC said. As of Tuesday, 12,666 cases had been reported in Tainan, an increase of 600 cases from the previous day, the CDC said. Kaohsiung had 1,685 cases, an increase of 106 cases from a day earlier. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-07-26 12:32 GMT+08:00