Woman, 84, is 5th dengue fatality this year

She was one of eight living in Geylang Lorong 6 to be infected

An 84-year-old woman who was living in Geylang Lorong 6 became the fifth person to die of dengue fever this year.

The woman, who died last Friday, was one of eight people living in Lorong 6 to be infected with the mosquito-borne disease. The area is part of an active Guillemard/ Geylang cluster with 111 people infected so far, 21 of them in the past fortnight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 21, 2019, with the headline 'Woman, 84, is 5th dengue fatality this year'. Print Edition | Subscribe