No. of heatstroke cases reaches all-time high in July
The number of people taken to hospital to be treated for heatstroke reached an all-time high of 21,082 in July, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
The agency said that the biggest age group affected was 65 or older, accounting for 9,531 cases.
Emergency services are urging the public to stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible and drink a lot of water. The agency also urged elderly people to switch on their air conditioning.