In Taiwan, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) for Dengue Outbreak reported an additional nine dengue-related fatalities, eight from Kaohsiung City, bringing the confirmed fatality total to 150.
On Tuesday, a total of additional 395 indigenous dengue cases were confirmed in Taiwan (342 cases in Kaohsiung City and 48 cases in Tainan City).
Since this summer, a cumulative total of 32,390 indigenous dengue cases, including 22,243 cases in Tainan City, 9,561 cases in Kaohsiung City, 185 cases in Pingtung City and imported and sporadic cases in other cities and counties, have been confirmed.
Currently, dengue activity remains at its peak in Kaohsiung City. The Kaohsiung City Government continues to strengthen its prevention and control efforts. As every Wednesday has been designated as the “Dengue Prevention and Control Day” in Kaohsiung City, the authority has planned to mobilize chiefs of 35 villages and neighborhoods and volunteers to clean and empty vector breeding sites in the city.
Although dengue outbreak has been brought under control in Tainan City, the Tainan City Government will continue to implement its dengue prevention and control efforts to ensure effective dengue control.