29 July 2008--As of July 29, 2008, 331 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 20 cases were still hospitalized (15 were in ICU and 5 were in general hospital wards), 301 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 30 (July 23 to July 29), 6 cases were newly confirmed. The majority of the newly confirmed cases are caused by EV71 (5 cases), 1 case was Coxsackie A4, and as of July 29, 3 cases were hospitalized (1 was in ICU and 2 were in general hospital wards), 3 cases were discharged. The majority of the cases are female (4 cases), and the rest are male (2 cases). The majority of the cases are aged below 5 (4 cases), and 2 cases are aged around or below 2. 2 cases were reported from Pingtung County, and each 1 case was reported from Taoyuan County, Changhwa County, Tainan City and Penghu County. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))