Updated: 07/12/2014 02:05

Dengue cases this year cross 10,000 mark



Dengue cases this year cross 10,000 mark

The number of dengue cases in Singapore has crossed the five-figure mark, with 10,112 cases as of 3.30pm on Thursday.

In a statement issued earlier this week, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said there was a "sharp rise" in the number of reported cases of dengue, and warned that it expects the number of cases to rise further during the ongoing peak dengue season. 

For the week ending July 5, a total of 891 dengue cases were reported, up from the previous week of 674 cases. DENV-1, the strain of virus that caused the 2013 epidemic, remains dominant, accounting for almost 90 per cent of infections, the NEA said. 

Another 556 cases were reported between July 6 and 10, according to the NEA website. 

As of Thursday, there have been 28 clusters identified as high-risk areas. A total of 192 cases of dengue have been reported at Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2, 3 and 5 - making it the largest dengue cluster in Singapore currently.

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