SINGAPORE, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Singapore confirmed 14 new cases of locally transmitted Zika virus infection on Saturday, bringing the total number of Zika infections in the city state to 318, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Environment Agency (NEA) said in a joint statement.
MOH said among these newly reported cases, seven cases are linked to the Aljunied Crescent/ Sims Drive/ Kallang Way/ Paya Lebar Way cluster, one case is linked to the Bishan Street 12 cluster and one case is linked to the Bedok North Avenue 3 cluster.
There is a potential new cluster involving one previously reported case and a new case on Saturday. They both live in the Jalan Raya/ Circuit Road area. The other four cases have no known links to any existing cluster.
The NEA is continuing with vector control operations and outreach efforts in the cluster areas. As of Friday, a total of 194 breeding habitats have been found and destroyed in the cluster areas, of which 117 are from homes, and 77 are from common areas or other premises.
The joint statement also urged residents to join in the collective effort in the fight against Zika by doing the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout, removing stagnant water and not littering.