The department said on October 23 that the capital city recorded 862 cases of dengue fever between October 16 and 22, a decrease of 159 cases from the previous week. Twenty-four of 30 districts saw a decline in infections, it added.
It estimated that about 34,450 people have contracted dengue since the beginning of this year, seven of whom died due to the disease.
The department’s deputy director Hoang Duc Hanh warned that the current weather was still favourable for the development of mosquitoes. Districts and communes must continue taking preventive measures to control the disease, he urged.
The Hanoi Preventive Medicine Centre alongside medical centres at Chuong My and My Duc districts are responsible for directing environmental cleanups in the districts’ areas affected by floods early this month to prevent new outbreaks, he noted.