Largest out dengue break in 15 years
A total of 28 people have died from dengue this year, amid the country's largest dengue outbreak.
The number surpasses the previous high 15 years ago, when full-year dengue Death hit 25, with the dengue death tally now matching the number of Covid-19 casualties here.
The Ministry of Health said yesterday that the figure was accurate, and that the victims were between 25 and 92 years old.
This year's dengue outbreak has been the worst in Singapore's history, with 31,338 cases reported in the first 41 weeks, surpassing the previous high of 22,170 reported for the whole of 2013.
Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Desmond Tan said that despite the weekly case numbers dropping significantly since the peak of 1,792 reported in a single week in July, Singapore is not "out of the woods".
Warmer weather facilitates faster reproduction of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which spreads the dengue virus, increasing the chances of dengue transmission.