Weekly new dengue cases hits a high of 1,323

There are currently a total of 8,838 cases recorded since the start of 2022.

Nurul Mardhiah

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Published: 19 May 2022, 5:56 PM

There are 1,323 new dengue cases reported from May 8 to 14, the highest number recorded in a week in 2022. 

The total number of dengue cases in Singapore now stands at 8,838, reported the National Environment Agency (NEA) in a Facebook post on May 18. This already exceeds 2021’s total of 5,258 cases for the entire year. 

There are also 280 active clusters reported as of May 14. The largest cluster, around Lorong Kismis and Cheng Soon Crescent in Bukit Timah had a total of 357 cases. 

Most mosquito breeding hotspots continue to be found in homes and residential areas. NEA strongly urges the public to implement preventive measures against mosquito breeding in their homes such as the five Mozzie Wipeout steps, and protect themselves by carrying out the Spray, Apply, Wear steps to reduce the chances of getting mosquito bites. 

Residents can download the myENV app or visit the NEA website to receive alerts on high-risk areas near them. 

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