By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Singapore health and environmental officials are reporting a large decrease in dengue fever cases as compared to the peak as compared to it’s peak 10 weeks ago; however, the case tally is still higher than normal.
486 dengue cases were reported this past week, much lower than the peak of 1800 cases in a week reported over the summer.
The number of cases last week is still of concern as the weekly number is more than four times the number of cases seen in the corresponding period averaged over the last three years.
The cumulative number of dengue cases for this year is nearly 32,000, a record for Singapore. The number of dengue fatalities stands at 28, the same number of fatalities the city-state has reported from COVID-19.
The situation is not over in Singapore as the number of active dengue clusters reported continues to remain high. As of 12 October 2020, there are 176 active dengue clusters reported, where intensive dengue transmission is ongoing.
In addition, the mosquito population is still high. The National Environment Agency say mosquito monitoring has shown an increase in the mosquito population in the community for 5 consecutive weeks since the end of August.
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