11 new Zika cases, bringing total number of cases to 329 with 8 pregnant women confirmed

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 new cases of locally transmitted Zika by noon on Sunday (Sept 11).
The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 new cases of locally transmitted Zika by noon on Sunday (Sept 11).ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Another 11 new cases of locally transmitted Zika were confirmed by noon on Sunday (Sept 11), the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced in a joint statement with the National Environment Agency.

One case is linked to the cluster in Elite Terrace, while the remaining 10 have no known links to any existing cluster.

Eight pregnant women have been confirmed to have Zika. Their doctors are monitoring their conditions as well as providing counselling and support.

The total number of cases in Singapore has reached 329, two weeks after the first cluster was reported in the Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive area.

That cluster has swelled to include Kallang Way and Paya Lebar way.

From Monday (Sept 12), NEA and MOH will be providing daily updates via NEA's website (www.nea.gov.sg/zika-clusters) in place of daily media statements.

The public may refer to the website for updated information on the number of reported Zika cases and ongoing clusters.