10 June 2008--As of June 10, 2008, 176 cases have been confirmed (with 5 deaths), while 1 confirmed fatal case was reported, during the same period in 2007. Among 176 confirmed cases, 21 cases were still hospitalized (16 were in ICU and 5 were in general hospital wards), 150 cases were discharged, and 5 cases had died. The majority of the confirmed cases are aged between 1 and 2 years (See Table 1(pdf file)), and most are located in the southern areas of Taiwan, with the highest case number reported from Kaohsiung County. (See Fig. 1(pdf file)) The outbreak is still growing and is estimated to peak in June.
Between June 4 and June 10, 2008, 40 cases were newly confirmed. The 40 newly confirmed cases are all caused by EV71, and as of June 10, 11 cases were hospitalized (8 were in ICU and 3 were in general hospital wards), 28 cases were discharged and 1 case had died. The majority of the cases are male (21 cases), and the rest are female (19 cases). The majority of the cases are aged below 5 (36 cases), and 30 cases are aged around or below 2. Each 7 cases were reported from Changhwa County and Taichung County. Each 5 cases were reported from Taipei County and Kaohsiung County. 4 cases were reported from Tainan County, 3 cases were reported from Taichung City. Each 2 cases were reported from Taoyuan County, Yunlin County, and Tainan City. Each 1 case was reported from Hsinchu City, Miaoli County and Kaohsiung City.(See Fig. 2(pdf file))