According to figures reported by the National Environment Agency (NEA) on 27 Sep, nearly 12,000 dengue cases have been reported in Singapore this year. In 2015, a total of 11, 286 cases were reported.
This year, 7 people have passed away from the disease. It’s most recent victim was a a 79-year-old man who lived in Eastwood Drive near Upper East Coast Road. In 2015, there were four dengue fatalities.
Currently, there are 35 active dengue clusters in Singapore of which 7 clusters were considered “high-risk”. The biggest cluster is in the area around Yishun Avenue 4 and Yishun Street 61, where 56 cases have been reported, including seven in the past fortnight.
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and NEA 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.