22 July 2008--As of July 22, 2008, 325 enterovirus infection with severe complications cases have been reported and confirmed. Among these confirmed cases, 23 cases were still hospitalized (16 were in ICU and 7 were in general hospital wards), 292 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 29 (July 16 to July 22), 6 cases were newly confirmed. All confirmed cases are caused by EV71, and as of July 22, 4 cases were hospitalized (3 were in ICU and 1 was in general hospital ward), 2 cases were discharged. The majority of the cases are male (4 cases), and the rest are female (2 cases). All cases are aged below 5 (6 cases), and 4 cases are aged around or below 2. 3 cases were reported from Tainan County, and each 1 case was reported from Taipei County, Pingtung County and Kaohsiung City. (See Fig. 2(pdf file))