Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said that in the past week, although the number of dengue fever cases in Ho Chi Minh City decreased by 15% compared to the average of 4 weeks ago, still recording 1 more death.
According to HCDC, from August 15 to 21, Ho Chi Minh City had 2,790 dengue fever cases . The number of inpatients fell by 22.7% and outpatients by 6.1%. In the week, one more death was recorded, bringing the total number of deaths from dengue so far this year to 18. During the week, there were no districts with an increase in the number of cases at an alarming or alarming level compared to the average of 4 weeks ago.
Through August 21, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 46,044 cases of dengue fever, an increase of 5.5 times over the same period last year. Of which, the number of severe dengue cases was 869, the ratio of severe cases to the total number of dengue cases was 1.9%, an increase of more than three times over the same period last year.
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