Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC) said that last week, the city recorded 2,579 cases of dengue fever, down 11.9% compared to the average of 4 weeks ago. Similarly, the number of cases of hand, foot and mouth disease has also decreased. However, this number is still high compared to the same period of the years.
According to HCDC, in the past week, Ho Chi Minh City has not recorded any more deaths from dengue fever. In week 37 (from September 5 to September 11), most of the districts saw a decrease in the number of cases compared to the average number of cases 4 weeks ago.
Since the beginning of the year, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 54,026 cases of dengue fever, an increase of 536.7% compared to the same period in 2021 with 8,485 cases. The number of severe dengue cases was 1,128, the ratio of severe cases to the total number of dengue cases was 2.09% (1,128/54,026), 3.6 times higher than the same period in 2021 at 0.58%. (49/8.485).
In week 37, Ho Chi Minh City recorded 2,579 cases of dengue fever, down 11.9% from the average of 4 weeks ago, the number of inpatients decreased by 21.8% and the number of outpatients decreased by 1.2%.
During the week from September 5-11, the city recorded no deaths from dengue fever. However, after verification, week 36 reported an additional death due to dengue fever in Cu Chi district. Thus, the total number of deaths from dengue since the beginning of the year until now is 19 cases, an increase of 15 cases compared to the same period in 2021 (4 cases).
The whole city recorded 156 new outbreaks of dengue fever in 88 wards and communes in 21/22 districts, Thu Duc city; increased 53 new outbreaks compared to week 36.
The total number of outbreaks treated with chemical spray during the week was 268 and no wards or communes handled large-scale outbreaks. There were a total of 314 times of killing larvae at outbreaks and at risk points in 147 wards and communes in 22/22 districts and Thu Duc city.
Regarding the situation of hand, foot and mouth disease, from the beginning of the year until now, Ho Chi Minh City has recorded 13,720 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. In the week from September 5-11, the city recorded an additional 311 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease, down 28% from the average of the previous four weeks. In which, the number of cases decreased in both outpatients and inpatients.
According to HCDC, in week 37, the whole city did not record a new outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease. The cumulative number of outbreaks since the beginning of the year until now is 66.