Weekly new dengue cases at 1,461, may hit 2,000 in June

NEA warns that dengue cases are expected to rise and hit another historical peak in June.

Kassandra Kasman

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Published: 7 June 2022, 2:36 PM

The total number of new weekly dengue cases recorded between May 29 and Jun 4 fell to 1,461, a slight decrease of 108 cases from the previous week ending May 28.

However, weekly cases are expected to increase and may exceed 2,000 this June, said the National Environment Agency (NEA), as we enter the traditional peak dengue season. The total number of dengue cases reported as of Jun 4 is 13,137, more than twice the 5,258 cases recorded in the entire year of 2021.

The main clusters for the dengue cases remain the same with 485 cases from Lorong Kismis and Cheng Soon Crescent in Bukit Timah and 369 cases from Woodlands Avenue 9 and Woodlands Crescent.

As most of the mosquito breeding hotspots continue to be in the residential areas and public spaces, NEA urges every individual to be responsible for reducing the transmission of the disease. This includes removing stagnant water and doing the Mozzie Wipeout ‘B-L-O-C-K’ steps regularly.

As the June holidays are kicking in, residents who are going for a vacation should also ensure that they mosquito-proof their homes before traveling.

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