- Country's epidemic center claims total of 106 deaths since start last May
BEIJING - Dengue fever has claimed a total of 106 lives in Taiwan since the start of last May, the country's epidemic center announced Wednesday.
The country's Central News Agency (CNA) reported Central Epidemic Command Center statistics as showing that the deaths occurred in the country's south.
Taiwan recorded 90 deaths, while 14 were reported in Kaohsiung and two in Pingtung County.
The country's Center for Disease Control (CDC) says the deceased patients suffered diabetes, coronary artery diseases, high blood pressure and kidney failure before coming down with dengue.
The organization also noted that all would be classified as "high-risk" by the World Health Organization.
Meanwhile, CDC's Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang said Wednesday that out of 23,821 cases of dengue in 2015, 21,260 have recovered - a 89.5 percent recovery rate.
The CNA reported that on Tuesday alone, the number of new infections reached 365.