Only one Zika cluster left; total number of cases surpasses 400

Thermal fogging being done below 56 Sims Drive on Sept 4, 2016.
Thermal fogging being done below 56 Sims Drive on Sept 4, 2016. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Only one Zika cluster - in Aljunied - is left, after six closed this week.

There were two new cases of Zika in Singapore on Wednesday (Oct 5), after three days with no new cases, according to data on the National Environment Agency website.

Two clusters, in Elite Terrace and Sengkang, were closed after two weeks with no new cases.

Four clusters were closed on Tuesday - Joo Seng Road/Vernon Park, Ubi Avenue 1/Ubi Crescent, Balam Road/Circuit Road/Jalan Raya and Hougang Avenue 7.

Clusters in Bishan Street 12 and Bedok North closed last week.

The cluster in Elite Terrace, in the Siglap area, was the second largest cluster with 13 cases. Each of the other clusters had two to five cases.

The last remaining cluster, which encompasses many roads in Aljunied, Geylang, Paya Lebar and the Sims Drive area, has 298 cases to date.

In all, there are now 401 cases of locally transmitted Zika in Singapore.