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Taiwan News Quick Take

Staff writer, with CNA

WEATHER

Cold front coming

Temperatures across the nation are expected to fall below 20oC over the weekend as a cold front approaches, the Central Weather Bureau reported yesterday. The cold front is forecast to come close to Taiwan tomorrow, bringing strong northeasterly winds that could send the temperature plummeting by between 6oC and 10oC to about 24oC during the daytime and to 19oC or 20oC at night, the bureau said. It advised people to wear warm clothes and carry umbrellas until Tuesday next week, when the front is forecast to leave Taiwan. The Greater Taipei area, along with Yilan and Hualien counties, could also experience sporadic rain, while the rest of the country will have partly sunny skies, it said.

HEALTH

Kaohsiung dengue spikes

Kaohsiung on Tuesday reported the highest number of new dengue fever infections in a single day since May, as the outbreak continues to intensify, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday. Kaohsiung had 248 new cases of dengue fever on Tuesday, while 110 new cases were reported in Tainan, where the epidemic is showing signs of abating after having been concentrated there since late August, the agency said. Nationwide, the number of dengue fever patients reached 28,101 after an increase of 365 cases on Tuesday, CDC data showed. Kaohsiung and Tainan accounted for 6,169 and 21,437 cases respectively, or a combined 98.2 percent of the total. The CDC also updated the death toll from the mosquito-borne viral disease to 129, adding that 25,835 people have recovered from the disease, while 26 remain in intensive care units.

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