Tainan worst hit with 3,003
By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The number of dengue fever cases in Tainan has exceeded 3,003, while 3,446 cases had
been reported in all of Taiwan as of August 31, according to Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (TCDC) on Monday.
On a daily average, 20 to 40 patients are being hospitalized for contracting dengue fever, where 60 percent of those seeking treatment are likely to remain in hospital beds for a week, the TCDC said.
The latest statistics showed that Kaohsiung was the second worst hit by the mosquito-borne disease, with 381 cases have been reported between May 1 and August 31. Pingtung County was next with 17 reported cases during the same period, followed by New Taipei with 11. [FULL STORY]