Dengue cases in 2022 exceeds 2021’s total by more than three times

The number of weekly dengue cases recorded continues to be at over 1,000 for the seventh week running.

Kassandra Kasman

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Published: 28 June 2022, 1:24 PM

The number of dengue cases recorded in 2022 is now at over 17,000, three times more than the total number recorded in 2021.

There were 1,174 cases recorded in the week between Jun 19 and Jun 25, a slight decreases of 84 cases from the previous week.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) previously said that the number of weekly cases in June may surpass 2,000. It continues to warn residents that the number of dengue cases is expected to rise and surpass the highest weekly cases ever recorded, which stands at 1,787 in 2020.

There are currently 350 active clusters, with 137 clusters having the red alert as of Jun 27. Cheng Soon Crescent remains the largest active cluster with 523 cases, followed by Woodlands Avenue 9 with 382 cases and Alexandra Road with 334 cases.

NEA will be conducting intensified control operations on active clusters by eradicating mosquito breeding habitats and spraying insecticides.

They will also be releasing male Wolbachia-Aedes mosquitoes at an additional 1,400 households from July 2022 to help in reducing the dengue mosquito population.

Residents are advised 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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