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Dengue cases in Singapore are on the rise with 220 active clusters

54 of the 220 active clusters are considered high-risk areas with 10 or more cases each.

Harshiyne Maran

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Published: 10 May 2022, 6:56 PM

The number of dengue cases in Singapore continues to rise, with 220 active dengue clusters reported as of May 9.

The current number of active clusters is at its highest this year, crossing the 200 cluster mark  within the past two weeks. 

In total, 7,521 cases have been reported this year. This number surpasses the total of 5,258 cases logged in the entirety of 2021.

Out of the 220 clusters currently, 54 of them have a red-alert level, which indicates a high-risk area with 10 or more dengue cases.

The 5 cluster areas with the highest number of cases are: 

  • Toh Tuck area with 317 cases.
  • Woodlands Crescent area with 309 cases.
  • Holland area with 304 cases.
  • Woodlands Drive area with 180 cases.
  • Hougang area with 150 cases.

Here are some residential premises within these areas with a high number of cases: 

  • Toh Tuck Road (High Oak Condominium) with 90 cases.
  • Toh Tuck Road (The Creek @ Bukit) with 72 cases.
  • Mount Sinai Lane (Glentrees) with 60 cases.
  • Woodlands Crescent (Blk 780C) with 41 cases.
  • Hougang Avenue 7 (Evergreen Park) with 30 cases. 

The number of active dengue clusters and cases are updated on the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. The map on the website shows the distribution and intensity of clusters amongst different areas in Singapore.

 

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The website updates the map data highlighting the number of clusters at 1am every day. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY’S WEBSITE

 

As the dengue cases continue to climb, let’s do our part to be responsible and safe during this period. 

From simple actions like changing the water in your vases regularly and applying insect repellent whenever you head out of the house, here are five ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from contracting dengue. 

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