19 August 2008--As of August 19, 2008, 346 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 14 cases were still hospitalized (9 were in ICU and 5 were in general hospital wards), 322 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 33 (August 13 to August 19), 6 cases were newly confirmed. All cases are caused by EV71, and as of August 19, 2 cases were hospitalized (1 was in ICU and 1 was in general hospital ward), 4 cases were discharged. Five cases are male, and 1 case is female. All cases are aged below 5, and 5 cases are aged around or below 2. 3 cases were reported from Yunlin County, and each 1 case was reported from Changhwa County, Kaohsiung City and Tainan County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))