Weekly dengue cases at 1,191 with 341 active clusters

The uncommon dengue virus stereotype 3 (DENV-3) has been detected in 116 of the 120 clusters on red alert.

Kassandra Kasman

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Published: 6 July 2022, 2:42 PM

The total number of dengue cases recorded between Jun 26 to Jul 2 is 1,191, a slight increase of 18 cases from the previous week ending Jun 25.

This brings the total number of cases recorded in 2022 to 18,218.

There are currently 341 active dengue clusters, with 120 having the red alert as of Jul 4, indicating 10 or more cases in that particular cluster.

The previously uncommon dengue virus stereotype 3 (DENV-3) has also been detected in 116 of the 120 dengue clusters with red alert.

Cheng Soon Crescent remains as the largest dengue cluster with 528 cases, followed by Woodlands Avenue 9 with 388 cases and Moonbeam Drive with 353 cases.

With the increased number of Aedes aegypti mosquito populations and the circulation of DENV-3, dengue cases in Singapore will likely remain high in the coming months, said the National Environment Agency (NEA).

NEA is working closely with Town Councils as well as various agencies and stakeholders from the Inter-Agency Dengue Task Force (IADTF) to check public areas and housing estates for potential mosquito breeding sites.

Residents are encouraged to use mosquito repellent and take action to 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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