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  • Taiwan: 34 deaths from seasonal flu since Oct. 1st

    Source: https://focustaiwan.tw/society/202001070018

    Two deaths reported as Taiwan enters peak flu season
    01/07/2020 08:46 PM

    Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) Two people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan last week, bringing the death toll since Oct. 1, 2019 to 26, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

    According to CDC statistics, from Dec. 29 to Jan. 4, a total of 113,987 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms, of which 79 people were suffering from severe complications associated with the virus.

    CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said in the agency's weekly report that the two fatalities involved a 67-year-old woman from northern Taiwan who had an existing cardiovascular condition and a 47-year-old woman from southern Taiwan who had previously suffered from cancer.

    Since Oct. 1, type A H1N1 cases accounted for 456 of patients with severe complications and 22 of the deaths, Lin said...
    Last edited by tetano; January 14th, 2020, 04:52 AM.

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    Eight seasonal influenza deaths recorded in Taiwan last week

    Taipei, Jan. 14 (CNA) Eight people died of seasonal influenza in Taiwan last week, bringing the death toll since Oct. 1, 2019 to 34, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said Tuesday.

    According to CDC statistics, from Jan. 5 to Jan. 11, a total of 124,118 people sought medical treatment for flu-like symptoms at hospitals and clinics around the country, an increase of 7.6 percent from the previous week.

    Among the patients, 118 people were suffering from severe complications associated with the flu virus. Of the cases, 80 percent were diagnosed with flu Type A H1N1 virus, according to the CDC.

    CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said in the agency's weekly report that the eight fatalities included a 38-year-old man who had diabetes.


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