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Death toll from dengue fever in Taiwan rises to 184

Death toll from dengue fever in Taiwan rises to 184

The number of deaths from dengue fever in Taiwan has risen to 184 since May this year, including 10 newly confirmed fatalities, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) set up for the dengue outbreak said Tuesday.

All 10 of the new fatalities were from Kaohsiung, and were aged between 56 and 82. Most of the deceased suffered from chronic underlying diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, according to the CECC.

All of the deaths from the mosquito-borne disease have been reported in southern Taiwan, including 112 in Tainan, followed by 70 in Kaohsiung and two in Pingtung County.

On Monday, 266 new cases of dengue fever were recorded around Taiwan, bringing the total number of infections since the start of May to 39,350.

Of these new cases, 244 were reported in Kaohsiung and 18 in Tainan.

The outbreak remains concentrated in the two southern cities, where 15,930 and 22,648 cases have been reported, respectively.

Updated : 2021-09-17 20:43 GMT+08:00