The number of new dengue fever cases in Hà Nội continued to drop in the last few weeks, announced the city’s Department of Health on Monday. — Photo thanhnien.vn
HÀ NỘI – The number of new dengue fever cases in Hà Nội continued to drop in the last few weeks, announced the city’s Department of Health on Monday.
Hà Nội recorded 1,068 dengue fever cases from October 2 to 8, a decrease of 160 compared to the previous week and 2,501 compared to this year’s peak in August.
The number of dengue cases has dropped in 24 of the city’s localities. Meanwhile, Sóc Sơn, Cầu Giấy, Ba Đình, Phú Xuyên, Gia Lâm and Thanh Xuân districts recorded up to eight new cases per week.
Currently, there are 271 remaining outbreaks, down 89 compared to last week. However, the city recorded about 150 new dengue cases a day.
There were also 97 cases of hand-foot-mouth reported during the week and two cases of Japanese encephalitis in Mỹ Đức and Ba Vì districts.
According to Hoàng Đức Hạnh, Deputy Director of the city’s Health Department, this year the country has recorded more than 143,000 dengue fever cases, with 30 fatalities.
October and November normally see an increase in dengue cases. — VNS