A 53-year old woman has become the seventh local dengue death case this year.In a joint statement, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Environment Agency (NEA) said the dengue patient lived at Hougang Street 22.
MOH and NEA expressed their deepest condolences to the family of the deceased patient.
The woman, who was first seen at Tan Tock Hospital's Emergency Department on November 11, had a history of fever.
She was diagnosed with dengue and admitted. Her condition deteriorated and she died on November 16.
NEA said vector control operations are ongoing to detect and destroy any potential breeding habitats in the vicinity of the residence of the case.
It hopes that residents will cooperate fully with its inspectors conducting ground operations.
NEA noted that the residence of the deceased patient is not located within a cluster but urge residents to remain vigilant and clear stagnant water in their homes and vicinity.
The public is urged to maintain vigilance against dengue and prevent mosquito breeding by carrying out the Mozzie Wipeout weekly.
For the week of November 10 to 16, there were 447 reported dengue cases. As for the period of November 17 to 20, there were 167 cases.
So far, 19,948 dengue cases have been reported for the year.
The cluster in Bedok North and Bedok Reservoir has 157 reported dengue cases, which is the highest so far, next to Orchard Road area which has 99 cases.
The last dengue death was reported in September.