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Dengue fever under control in Tainan: CDC

Dengue fever under control in Tainan: CDC

Taipei, Oct. 31 (CNA) The dengue fever outbreak has come under control in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan, where the disease has been concentrated since the start of May, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Saturday. As of Friday, Tainan had reported 81 new cases for this week, but that was 21 fewer than the figure it reported on the same day last week, the CDC said. The number of accumulated confirmed cases there now stands at 21,688, out of a total of 29,052 cases nationwide, CDC data showed. However, the endemic continues unabated in neighboring Kaohsiung city, where 227 new cases were reported as of Friday this week, an increase of 77 cases from the same day last week, according to the agency. The CDC added that while 129 patients had died from the mosquito-borne disease in Taiwan, 28 remain under intensive care units and 26,693 have recovered. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-22 05:38 GMT+08:00