Of these, 126 patients are receiving treatment at hospitals and one person has reportedly died in Dong Da district’s Trung Liệt ward.
Districts of Dong Da, Hoang Mai, Hai Ba Trung and Thanh Xuan have reported the highest number of dengue cases.
Hoang Duc Hanh, deputy director of Hanoi’s Department of Health, said the department has directed medical units to strengthen the implementation of measures to prevent the disease, particularly providing information on the epidemic situation to locals and guiding them on how to prevent the disease.
The department will take drastic measures to stop the spreading of dengue fever cases, as September and November are high season for the disease.
Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. There is no specific vaccine and treatment for dengue.