Two more dengue deaths as infections continue to rise

This year's deaths hit 20; last week's 377 cases a 17% increase

A Red Dengue Alert banner in Jurong West Street 61 yesterday. Last week was the fifth straight week of rising infections. The NEA said the Aedes population grew by 32 per cent last month over the previous month. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
A Red Dengue Alert banner in Jurong West Street 61 yesterday. Last week was the fifth straight week of rising infections.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Two more people have died from dengue in the past fortnight, bringing the total deaths for the year to 20, even as infections continue to rise.

The two who died this month were aged 52 and 78, and one lived within an active dengue cluster. This year's earlier deaths involved victims aged 45 to 94 years.

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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 'Two more dengue deaths as infections continue to rise'. Subscribe