By: Chen Wei-ting and Lee Mei-yu
A total of 172 new dengue fever cases nationwide were confirmed Friday, bringing the total number of cases since May to 41,629, the center said.
Kaohsiung reported 149 new cases, which brought its total to 18,055, while the neighboring Tainan City saw 10 new cases, according to statistics released by the CECC.
Chou Jih-haw (周志浩), deputy director-general of the Centers for Disease Control, said he is confident that the outbreak in Kaohsiung will steadily slow down as temperatures have been dropping in recent days. [FULL STORY]