New dengue cases fell to 513 last week

The number of dengue cases reported in Singapore fell to 513 last week, after a spike in the previous week which saw 593 dengue cases reported, according to the National Environment Agency.
Channel NewsAsia 1 Mar 16;

SINGAPORE: The number of new dengue cases in Singapore fell to 513 in the week from Feb 21 to 27, after rising sharply to 593 the previous week, according to latest figures published on the National Environment Agency (NEA) website.

Another 73 cases were reported between Feb 28 and 3.30pm on Feb 29.

A total of 4,548 dengue cases have been reported in Singapore since the start of the year. Two people - a 47-year-old man living in Marsiling Rise and a 67-year-old man living in Toa Payoh - have died of the disease so far.

The Ministry of Health 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.

This is due to factors such as warmer conditions brought about by the El Nino weather phenomenon, faster breeding and maturation cycles of the Aedes mosquito population and a change in the main circulating dengue virus, said both agencies at a joint media briefing.

The biggest cluster of dengue cases is now located in Yishun Ring Road and Yishun Street 81, with 112 cases reported, including five in the past fortnight.

- CNA/cy

New dengue cases drop to 415 last week
This was 97 cases fewer than in the previous week, and continues the downward trend, according to the latest data from NEA.
Channel NewsAsia 8 Mar 16;

SINGAPORE: The number of new cases of dengue reported continued its downward trajectory, with 415 cases reported from Feb 28 to Mar 5, according to the National Environment Agency's latest data on Tuesday (Mar 8).

Last week's figure was 97 cases fewer than those reported in the previous week, it added. This meant there were 512 cases reported from Feb 21 to Feb 27, which was revised down from the 513 that was earlier reported.

Another 72 cases were reported from Mar 6 to 3.30pm on Mar 7, according to NEA's website.

A total of 4,889 dengue cases have been reported in Singapore since the start of the year. Two people - a 47-year-old man living in Marsiling Rise and a 67-year-old man living in Toa Payoh - have died of the disease so far.

The Ministry of Health 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.

This is due to factors such as warmer conditions brought about by the El Nino weather phenomenon, faster breeding and maturation cycles of the Aedes mosquito population and a change in the main circulating dengue virus, said both agencies at a joint media briefing.

The biggest cluster of dengue cases is now located in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1, with 102 cases reported, including four in the past fortnight.

- CNA/kk

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