Number of new dengue infections continue to fall, 309 cases reported last week

The feared Aedes mosquito that transmits the dengue virus. The number of new dengue cases is continuing to fall, with 306 reported last week. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSO CHAN
The feared Aedes mosquito that transmits the dengue virus. The number of new dengue cases is continuing to fall, with 306 reported last week. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSO CHAN

THE number of new dengue cases is continuing to fall, with 306 reported last week.

This is down from 391 and 541 in the preceding weeks.

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan said most of the clusters were "slowing down", but noted that there are still areas of concern in Tampines, Pasir Ris and Jurong West.

In a Facebook post on Monday night he said: "We are not fully out of danger yet as this is still peak season, but we should be OK if we can keep improving.

"Thank you to all the dengue inspectors, volunteers and residents."

There are still 58 active dengue clusters and the biggest is in Tampines, with 233 infections.

More than 13,600 people have been infected with dengue this year, with most coming from the eastern part of the island.