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Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that there were 3 new local cases of dengue fever deaths last week.

They were males aged between 60s and 80s. All 3 had underlying diseases. Unfortunately, their condition worsened within 0 to 7 days after onset and they passed away.

In addition, there were 1,311 new local cases of dengue fever in Taiwan last week (August 29 to September 4, 2023), and the places where the cases lived were Tainan City (1,205 cases), Kaohsiung City (48 cases), Yunlin City County (33 cases), Taoyuan City (8 cases), Taipei City and New Taipei City (5 cases each), Hsinchu City and Changhua County (2 cases each), Chiayi County, Chiayi City and Nantou County (1 case each).

As of September 4 this year, there have been a total of 4,338 local cases in China, with 3,788 cases in Tainan City, 302 cases in Yunlin County, 157 cases in Kaohsiung City, 26 cases in Pingtung County, 11 cases in Taoyuan City, 10 cases in New Taipei City, and 10 cases in Taipei City. 9 cases each in Chiayi County, 8 cases in Taichung City, 6 cases in Hsinchu City, 4 cases in Changhua County, 3 cases in Nantou County, 2 cases each in Hsinchu County and Miaoli County, and 1 case in Chiayi City. More than half of the counties and cities nationwide have reported cases.

The number of cases reported to date is the second highest in the same period in the past 10 years.

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