Num­ber of dengue cases hits 21,357 in na­tion: CDC

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The num­ber of dengue fever in­fec­tions re­ported in Tai­wan since May has reached 21,357, an in­crease of 385 cases from the pre­vi­ous day, the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) said Wed­nes­day.

As of Tues­day, Tainan had re­ported 18,096 cases, 277 more than the pre­vi­ous day, while Kaoh­si­ung had re­ported 2,904 cases, the CDC said.

The two cities are in South­ern Tai­wan, where the dengue fever out­break has been con­cen­trated.

The agency con­firmed another 33 deaths caused by the mos­quito-borne dis­ease, bring­ing the to­tal num­ber of fa­tal­i­ties to 89 since May 1, the start of the dengue fever sea­son.

It added that 86.3 per­cent of dengue fever pa­tients have re­cov­ered from the dis­ease, and 52 are cur­rently be­ing treated in in­ten­sive care units.

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