New dengue cases last week stayed below 100

New dengue cases last week stayed below 100
A citizen doing the 10-minute 5-step Mozzie Wipeout.
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SINGAPORE - The number of new dengue cases last week remained below the 100 mark as the National Environment Agency (NEA) urged the public to keep up the momentum in the fight against the mosquito-borne virus.

According to statistics on the NEA's dengue website, there were 86 cases reported last week - three more than the previous week.

As of Monday, a total of 12,542 cases of the dengue virus have been reported since the start of this year - more than the 11,286 in the whole of last year.

While the NEA had initially warned in February that cases this year could hit a historic high of over 30,000 cases, this now appears unlikely as the weekly figure has fallen markedly over the last two months.

Dengue clusters across the island have also been on the decline. As of Monday, 12 clusters remain - down from 13 the previous week - with two classified as high risk.

The cluster at Yishun Avenue 4 and Yishun Street 61 remains the highest risk with a total of 82 cases, including two in the past fortnight.

 

 


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