Dengue cases rise in last week of April

A banner showing the number of dengue cases in Serangoon North, an active dengue cluster area.
A banner showing the number of dengue cases in Serangoon North, an active dengue cluster area. ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

SINGAPORE - More dengue cases were reported on the last week of April, as compared to the week before, according to figures from National Environment Agency's (NEA) dengue website.

There was a total of 244 cases reported from April 24 to 30 - an increase of 15 cases from the previous week.

Another 44 cases were reported from Sunday (May 1) to 3.30pm on Tuesday.

As of Tuesday, 12 locations around Singapore have been deemed as high-risk areas with 10 or more cases.

The Jedburgh Gardens area in Siglap topped the list with a total of 18 cases reported.

Thus far, 7,326 people have been diagnosed with the mosquito-borne virus since the start of 2016.

NEA said the number of weekly dengue cases is still high for this time of the year, with the majority of mosquito breeding still being found in homes.

Four people have also died from dengue this year, matching the number seen in the whole of 2015. The latest death last month was that of a 73-year-old woman who lived at Poh Huat Road West.