Today, the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said that last week, the number of dengue fever cases in the city decreased by 24.2 percent compared to the average of 4 weeks ago; however, it is still high compared to the same period of the years. Worse, 29 people succumbed to the fatal disease.
According to the Ministry of Health, from the beginning of this year to July 19, Vietnam recorded more than 113,000 dengue cases, up more than 10,000 cases compared to the previous week, and 39 fatalities.
HCMC reported two more deaths due to dengue fever in Go Vap and Binh Tan districts, bringing its total number of confirmed dengue-related deaths to 13, the HCMC Center for Disease Control (HCDC) announced on July 11.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore has said the weekly number of dengue cases in the island state has reached a record high, with 895 people diagnosed in nearly six days, surpassing the 891 infections reported for one week in 2014.