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Dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung remain high

Dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung remain high

Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) While the dengue fever outbreak has slowed in the southern city of Tainan, it has remained at its peak in the neighboring city of Kaohsiung, which saw 263 new cases on Wednesday alone, according to the latest statistics released by the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday. The 263 new cases were an increase of 23 cases from the same day last week, bringing the total number of dengue fever cases in Kaohsiung to 9,824, according to the CECC. In Tainan, 41 new cases were reported on Wednesday, down 13 cases from the same day last week. That brings the total number of cases in Tainan to 22,284, according to the statistics. The 317 new cases reported nationwide on Wednesday means that the number of indigenous dengue cases in Taiwan has reached 32,707 since this summer, the CECC said. One person died allegedly of the mosquito-borne disease on Wednesday, bringing the total number of alleged cases to 24. Meanwhile, the confirmed death toll has so far reached 150 since May 1, according to the statistics. Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (???) thanked the Executive Yuan on Thursday for helping to keep the disease under control in his city. Premier Mao Chi-kuo (???), meanwhile, instructed the Ministry of Health and Welfare to assist Kaohsiung in combating the outbreak, and to develop vaccines for the disease. (By Chen Wei-ting and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-20 05:12 GMT+08:00