Dengue cases in Singapore this year have exceeded 2021’s total; 193 active clusters currently
More than 6,000 dengue cases have been reported since the start of the year, exceeding the total 5,258 cases reported in 2021.
There are 193 active dengue clusters in Singapore as of Apr 26, as dengue cases in Singapore continue to rise.
In a press release on Thursday (Apr 28), the National Environment Agency (NEA) said that in the first four months of 2022, more than 6,000 cases have been reported, exceeding the total of 5,258 cases in the entire of 2021.
In the previous week alone, 941 dengue cases were reported.
Some of the active clusters were found to be in premises of residential units located at Grove Avenue and Borthwick Drive, common areas at condominiums located in Hougang and Eng Kong Terrace, as well as a construction site at Serangoon North.
The number of Aedes mosquito breeding detected has also doubled in number, from 1,300 to 2,400 in the months of February and March respectively, which has led to an increase in adult Aedes mosquitoes present in neighbourhoods.
NEA announced that there will be a stricter stance on enforcement action taken against premises found with repeat mosquito breeding.
Households found with repeat mosquito breeding offences and multiple mosquito breeding habitats will be fined up to $5,000, or jailed for up to three months, or both, for the first court conviction. Repeat offenders will be faced with heftier penalties or immediately sent to court.
In an effort to combat such dengue, NEA urged the public to practise mosquito prevention and control measures at their homes.
Outreach efforts have been made in the past month to spread awareness of dengue prevention to residents such as dengue prevention themed publicity being spread on various social media platforms.
More information on the current active dengue clusters and number of cases can be found here.