SG Reports 8,000 Dengue Cases, Exceeds Total Cases in 2021


Singapore Exceeds 8,000 Dengue Cases This May, Breaches Total Dengue Cases in 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore is battling another enemy — dengue. About 8,000 dengue cases were reported in just four and a half months, beyond the total of 5,582 dengue cases in 2021.

“The number of dengue cases reported this year has climbed to over 8,000 already — way above the 5,582 cases for the whole of last year! This is worrying as we have yet to enter the traditional dengue peak season of June to October,” Desmond Tan, Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment, said on an Instagram post.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) said the number of reported dengue cases every week has been rising. Last week alone, there were 1,323 reported cases.

National Environment Agency (NEA) dengue cases
Photo by Website/National Environment Agency (NEA)

“As of 17 May 2022, there are 300 active dengue clusters, with 68 dengue clusters with red colour alert (i.e., cluster with 10 or more cases). Dengue virus serotype 3 (DENV-3) has been detected in 57 of the 68 dengue clusters with red colour alert.”

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