The number of dengue cases reported continued to drop with 125 new cases in the week ending Oct 8. This is 12 cases fewer than in the previous week, according to the figures published by the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Tuesday (Oct 11).A total of 12,158 dengue cases have been reported in Singapore since the start of the year.
There are now 28 active dengue clusters in Singapore – up from 26 the previous week – including six classified as high-risk. The area that includes Yishun Avenue 4 and Yishun Street 61 remains the biggest cluster where 69 cases have been reported, including eight in the last two weeks.
A Stop Work Order was issued to S.T. Lim Construction Pte Ltd on Oct 6 for an ongoing project at 23 Richards Avenue, according to the NEA update.
Seven people have died of the disease so far, with the latest fatality a 79-year-old man who lived in Eastwood Drive near Upper East Coast Road. There were four dengue fatalities in the whole of 2015.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and NEA have warned that the number of dengue cases in Singapore may exceed 30,000 this year, higher than the record of 22,170 reported in 2013.