26 August 2008--As of August 26, 2008, 347 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 11 cases were still hospitalized (8 were in ICU and 3 were in general hospital wards), 326 cases were discharged, and 10 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 Tainan County. (See Fig. 1(pdf file)) The outbreak peaked at the week 25 and now is slowing down.
During week 34 (August 20 to August 26), 1 case was newly confirmed. This 3- year-old female case was reported from Chiayi City, and caused by EV71, as of August 26, she was still in ICU.(See Fig. 2(pdf file))