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Daily increase in dengue fever cases hits new high in Kaohsiung

Daily increase in dengue fever cases hits new high in Kaohsiung

Taipei, Oct. 28 (CNA) Kaohsiung reported the highest number of new dengue fever infections in a single day Tuesday since dengue fever season began in May as the outbreak continues to intensify there, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Wednesday. Kaohsiung had 248 new cases on Tuesday, while 110 new cases were reported in neighboring Tainan, where the epidemic shows signs of abating after having been concentrated there since late August, the agency said.
Nationwide, the number of dengue fever patients reached 28,101 after an increase of 365 cases on Tuesday, CDC data showed. Kaohsiung and Tainan accounted for 6,169 and 21,437 cases, respectively, or a combined 98.2 percent of the total. The CDC also updated the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 129, adding that 25,835 people have recovered from the disease, while 26 remain in intensive care units. (By Lung Pei-ning and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-25 03:59 GMT+08:00