922 dengue cases recorded in past week, lowest weekly number since April

The total number of dengue cases in 2022 has surpassed 20,000.

Kassandra Kasman

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Published: 21 July 2022, 1:03 PM

The number of dengue cases recorded between Jul 10 to 16 is 922, a decrease of 247 cases from the previous week ending Jul 9.

This is the lowest number of weekly dengue cases since April, bringing the total number of cases in 2022 to 20,291.

There are currently 294 active clusters, with 94 clusters having the red alert as of Jul 18, indicating 10 or more cases in that particular cluster.

The dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) has also been detected in 87 of the 94 clusters with red alert. 

Cheng Soon Crescent remains the largest active cluster with 531 cases, followed by Moonbeam Drive with 372 cases and Alexandra Road with 358 cases.

The National Environmental Agency (NEA) is working closely with various agencies and stakeholders from the Inter-Agency Dengue Task Force (IADTF) to check public areas and housing estates for potential breeding sites. 

NEA will also continue to conduct intensified control operations at active dengue clusters.

Residents are encouraged to use mosquito repellent and break the chain of transmission by removing stagnant water and maintaining good home cleanliness by doing the Mozzie Wipeout ‘B-L-O-C-K’ steps regularly.

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