The Center for Disease Control of Ho Chi Minh City has reported 39,449 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of the year, an increase of 378.8% over the same period in 2021. 679 cases of severe dengue have been reported.
In addition, one more death due to dengue fever was reported. This brings the total to 17 deaths from dengue fever since the beginning of the year, an increase of 14 cases compared to 2021.
Officials report in the first week of August (from August 1-7), Ho Chi Minh City recorded 3,066 dengue cases, equivalent to the number of cases last week, down 6.4% from the average of the previous 4 weeks, in which the number of inpatients decreased by 3.5% and the number of outpatients decreased by 9.4%.
Also in the past week, there were 7/22 districts with an increase in the number of cases in the week compared to the average number of cases 4 weeks ago, including District 1, District 6, District 8, District 11, Binh Tan, Phu Nhuan, and Tan Binh. Particularly, District 11 had an alarming increase in the number of cases in week 32 compared to the average of 4 weeks ago.