Two new Zika cases reported, taking total past 400

Channel NewsAsia 5 Oct 16;

SINGAPORE: Two new Zika infections were reported on Wednesday (Oct 5), after Singapore saw three consecutive days with no new cases.

As of 3pm on Wednesday, a total of 401 locally transmitted Zika cases have been confirmed in Singapore, according to data on the National Environment Agency's (NEA) website.

Two more Zika clusters were closed on Wednesday, leaving the main Aljunied/Sims Drive cluster the only remaining one in Singapore.

The clusters at Elite Terrace and Sengkang Central were declared closed after no new cases were reported there in the last two weeks.

The Elite Terrace cluster, which also included Fidelio Street, Jalan Tua Kong (Park East), Tua Kong Green and Siglap Road (Flamingo Valley) was the second-largest in the country, with 13 cases in total.

The Aljunied/Sims Drive cluster remains open with 298 cases in total, two of which were reported in the last two weeks.

- CNA/mz

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