By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The dengue fever epidemic broke the daily record in dengue contraption nationwide this
year with 622 new cases on Wednesday, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Central Epidemic Command Center on Thursday.
Tainan alone saw an increase of 531 new cases on Wednesday, according to the command center’s statistics.
CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said the record rise was attributed to the new cases been recorded in Kaohsiung, as the southern port city appears to be showing signs of worsening.
As of Wednesday, the number of dengue fever cases recorded in Taiwan since the start of summer this year has surged to 11,006. Following the reported cases of 9,634 in Tainan to date, Kaohsiung had 1,135 cases, while other neighboring cities and counties had far fewer, CDC data showed. [FULL STORY]