Zika update: 14 new cases confirmed, bringing total to 355

Today Online 15 Sep 16;

SINGAPORE — There were 14 new Zika cases confirmed as at 3pm on Thursday (Sept 15), according to an update posted on the National Environment Agency’s Zika webpage.

This brings the total number of cases to 355.

The number of clusters stays at seven: Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive/Paya Lebar Way/Kallang Way/Circuit Road/Geylang East Central/Geylang East Avenue 1; Bedok North Avenue 2/ Bedok North Avenue 3/ Bedok North Street 3; Joo Seng Road; Bishan Street 12; Elite Terrace; Ubi Crescent; and Jalan Raya/Circuit Road.

As before, the bulk of the cases are in the Aljunied cluster, with 279 cases as of Thursday. The second biggest clusters is the Elite Terrace cluster, with 10 cases, of which 8 emerged in the last two weeks.

The authorities did not provide information on whether any of the new cases involved pregnant women. To date, the reported number of pregnant women infected with Zika is eight.

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