The number of new dengue fever infections nationwide has dropped for eight consecutive weeks (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The number of new dengue fever infections nationwide has dropped for eight consecutive weeks, announced the General Department of Preventive Medicine under the Health Ministry on October 26.

According to statistics of the ministry, Vietnam recorded 862 dengue fever cases last week, 159 less than the previous week and 2,707 (or 75.8 percent) below this year’s peak.

Notably, the country recorded no deaths in the period. As many as 781 dengue patients are currently being treated in hospitals nationwide.

The capital city of Hanoi witnessed a fall in new dengue cases in the last nine weeks. The city recorded 1,021 cases last week, down 46 compared the previous week and 2,547 compared to its peak.

The country’s health sector has monitored dengue’s spread and launched numerous activities to tackle the disease. It also warned people to stay vigilant as November normally sees an increase in dengue cases.-VNA