Fewer dengue cases reported per week in Singapore

The number of reported cases per week is at a low since peaking at around 900 in the middle of the year. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
The number of reported cases per week is at a low since peaking at around 900 in the middle of the year. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The number of reported cases per week is at a low since peaking at around 900 in the middle of the year.

Last week, 280 cases were reported, according to the National Environment Agency's dengue website. This is 59 fewer than in the previous week and around 150 fewer in than the same week last year.

"Despite the continued dip in cases, we should remain vigilant and not let our guard down," NEA wrote on the website.

As at 3.30pm on Wednesday, there were 152 reported cases of dengue this week. There were seven dengue clusters classified as high-risk with 10 or more cases, and 44 classified as high-risk with fewer than 10 cases.

Singapore has seen 16,219 cases and three deaths from dengue since the start of the year.

The latest updates on the dengue situation can be found at the Stop Dengue Now Facebook page, www.dengue.gov.sg or the myENV app.

joseow@sph.com.sg