Spraying chemicals to kill mosquitoes (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The number of new dengue fever cases in Hanoi continued to drop in the last few weeks, announced the city’s Department of Health on October 9.

Hanoi 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, Soc Son, Cau Giay, Ba Dinh, Phu Xuyen, Gia Lam and Thanh Xuan districts recorded up to eight new cases per week.

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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 My Duc and Ba Vi districts.

According to Hoang Duc Hanh, Deputy Director of the city’s Health Department, this year the country has recorded more than 143,000 dengue fever cases, with 30 fatalities.

Though the number of new cases in the city has declined recently, October and November normally see an increase in dengue cases.-VNA