HCM CITY (vns) — The HCM City Preventive Health Centre yesterday reported that two more people died from dengue fever last month, increasing the total number of deaths from the disease to seven since the beginning of the year.
As of this week, the total number of dengue fever cases had increased by 108 per cent compared to the same period last year. The city has had 17,800 cases this year.
Last week, about 1,000 cases were recorded, while there were nearly 900 cases in mid-October, Nguyen Tri Dung, the centre's head, said at a meeting with the press held in HCM City yesterday. — VNS