With the bulk of dengue cases reported in Tainan City during most months since May, the total cases now add up to 22,310. However, the good news is the cases are dropping significantly with only 26 cases seen Thursday.
The dengue outbreak in nearby Kaohsiung City has acted differently. On Oct. 1, this website reported 2,356 cases in Kaohsiung City (compared to 16,000 in Tainan). Since that time, the surge of dengue cases has brought the tally to over 10,000 as of Nov. 12.
The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for Dengue Outbreak says dengue activity remains at its peak in Kaohsiung City.
CECC Commander, Vice Premier Chang San-cheng of the Executive Yuan, visited Kaohsiung City earlier this week to praise the hard work of the disease control personnel and inspect vacant land and drains at unused military bases as well as the construction site of the railway underground project in order to better understand the status of implementation of various dengue prevention and control efforts.
Kaohsiung City Government continues to periodically mobilize chiefs of 35 villages and neighborhoods and volunteers to reinforce the cleaning and emptying of vector breeding sites in the city. Commander Chang also promised CECC would provide the Kaohsiung City Government necessary assistance when necessary.
Since this summer, a cumulative total of 33,011 indigenous dengue cases, including 22,310 cases in Tainan City, 10,092 cases in Kaohsiung City, 195 cases in Pingtung City and imported and sporadic cases in other cities and counties, have been confirmed. The death toll sands at 150.
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