Singapore is possiblyfacing the largestdengue outbreak in the nation's history. As such, it is more important than ever to protect our loved ones by staying vigilant and practising dengue prevention measures.
According to NEA, the weekly reported dengue cases remain high: 1,452 dengue cases were reported in the week ending July 4, 2020.
This marks the fifth consecutive week that case numbers exceed 1,000 — this means there are about 250 new infections every day.
And as of July 6, 2020, the cumulative number of dengue cases for this year exceeded 15,500.
If not curbed, it could break the unenviable record of 22,170 cases reported in 2013, the largest dengue outbreak in Singapore’s history.
The chart below reflects the steep increase in dengue cases this year as compared to the previous years.