Dengue toll rises to 20 with two more deaths

A dengue alert banner in Jurong West Street 61 on Nov 21, 2019. The National Environment Agency expects the number of dengue cases to remain high into 2020.
A dengue alert banner in Jurong West Street 61 on Nov 21, 2019. The National Environment Agency expects the number of dengue cases to remain high into 2020.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Another two people have died from dengue in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of deaths for the year to 20.

The number of infections detected last week has also jumped to 377, an increase of 17 per cent compared with the week before.

The National Environment Agency expects the number of dengue cases to remain high into next year, given the higher number of people getting infected and the growing mosquito population.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 22, 2019, with the headline 'Dengue toll rises to 20 with two more deaths'. Subscribe