Singapore's weekly dengue case record hits new high

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-16 13:29:45|Editor: Wu Qin
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SINGAPORE, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore has announced that 666 dengue cases were reported in the week ending July 13, 73 cases more than the previous week.

This surpasses the previous weekly peak of 637 cases experienced in January 2016, it said at the official website.

As of July 13, the agency has received reports for a total of 7,374 dengue cases this year, about five times more than the 1,481 dengue cases for the same period last year. From Sunday to Monday at 3 pm, it received 109 new cases.

According to NEA, the largest cluster is located in Woodlands with a total of 216 cases reported.

The agency said Singapore is now in the warmer months of June to October, and a national collective effort is critical to prevent dengue cases from rising further. It urges all members of the public and stakeholders to take immediate action, to eradicate potential mosquito breeding habitats and step up housekeeping measures in their respective premises.