Four more dengue deaths as cases surge

Over 13,500 cases reported, with infections hitting 1,000 a week for 3 consecutive weeks

Mosquito fogging being carried out in Potong Pasir. The constituency is one of the worst hit, with several active dengue clusters including four of the large ones where more than 100 people have been infected. PHOTO: POTONG PASIR CCC
Mosquito fogging being carried out in Potong Pasir. The constituency is one of the worst hit, with several active dengue clusters including four of the large ones where more than 100 people have been infected. PHOTO: POTONG PASIR CCC
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Four more people have died of dengue, bringing the total number of deaths this year from the viral infection to 16, as of June 23.

The Ministry of Health told The Straits Times that the people who died were between the ages of 49 and 82, and that 14 of them worked or resided in active dengue clusters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2020, with the headline Four more dengue deaths as cases surge. Subscribe