Singapore dengue infections soar past 7,400 this year

World | 16 Jul 2019 12:09 pm

Dengue cases in Singapore last week soared to 666, the highest recorded in a week since 2016, the National Environment Agency confirmed today on its website, the island's state broadcaster, Channel News Asia reports.

The last time the weekly recorded numbers peaked was in January 2016, when there were 637 cases in one week.

As of 3:00 pm yesterday, there were 7,483 recorded cases of dengue in Singapore this year.

This is about five times more than the 1,481 dengue cases in the same period last year, NEA said. The number is also more than twice the 3,285 cases for the whole of 2018, and the 2,772 cases for all of 2017.

Five people have died from dengue this year amid the spike in the number of cases.-Photo: Today Online

 

 

 

 

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