The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Taiwan CDC) announced this week the first local death case of dengue fever this year (2023). The patient was a female in her 40s in Tainan City.
According to statistics from the CDC, there were 206 new local cases of dengue fever in Taiwan last week (July 18 to July 24, 2023), and the new cases lived in Tainan City (163 cases), Yunlin County (40 cases) and Kaohsiung City (3 cases).
As of July 24 this year, there have been a total of 630 local cases in Taiwan, including 524 in Tainan City, 82 in Yunlin County, 21 in Kaohsiung City, 2 in Taichung City, and 1 in Pingtung County. The number of cases nationwide is the highest during the same period in the past 10 years.
There are 7 severe cases, 3 of which are hospitalized, and 1 death in total; at present, the first and second types of dengue virus have appeared in the community.