2020 Singapore Dengue (Part 1 - Dengue Clusters) - Theo10 | Made-In-Singapore Skincare Products

Cover photo source: https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/dengue/dengue-clusters

As mentioned in our previous blog on dengue, Singapore is experiencing the biggest dengue outbreak for the first time. This situation can be viewed on par or as equally important as COVID-19

Not only schools have been contacting insect-repellent fogging services, they even provide each and every student a bottle of insect repellent. Clearly, the degree of the seriousness of this issue is being observed.

Updated Dengue Cases

Photo source from: https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/dengue/dengue-cases

As of 22 Aug 2020, an astonishing figure of 1293 dengue cases have been reported in the week. Though it is 46 cases lesser than the previous week, The weekly number of reported dengue cases continue to remain high. The overall number of dengue cases amounted to more than 26,300 as of 24 Aug 2020 according to the statistics by NEA.

As compared to last year, we only had 15,000 cases. The previous record high was only 22,000 which is about 4,000 cases less than this year’s, not mentioning we are only 8 months into 2020. It is inevitable that the cases will continue to rise and more places will be included into the different color of dengue clusters.

Dengue Clusters

There are currently 366 (158 red, 208 yellow) Dengue Clusters recorded as at 25 Aug 2020.

The red alert level signifies that it is a high-risk area with 10 or more cases.

The yellow alert level signifies that is a medium-risk area with less than 10 cases 

The green alert level signifies that there are no new cases, however they are under surveillance for the next 21 days.

A brief summary of the red zones casesare as follow*:

  • Choa Chu Kang (230)
  • Bishan (171)
  • Aljunied (127)
  • Hougang (119)
  • Joo Chiat (116)
  • Toa Payoh (105)
  • Eunos – (96)
  • Tampines (90)
  • Ang Mo Kio (86)
  • Commonwealth (72)
  • Yio Chu Kang (58)
  • Bedok (55)
  • Macpherson (53)
  • Bukit Batok (35)
  • Serangoon (25)
  • Bendemeer (19)
  • Yishun (18)
  • River Valley (16)
  • Simei (16)
  • Marine Parade (14)
  • Potong Pasir (13)
  • Geylang Bahru (13)
  • Sengkang (12)
  • Bukit Panjang (10)

*Statistics by https://mustsharenews.com/dengue-clusters-august/

To provide a comprehensive data, we have adapted the following data from the official NEA website, showing the top 10 areas which has red or yellow alert, sorted by the highest number of dengue cases to the lowest

Red Alert Level: 

Aljunied Rd / Geylang Rd / Geylang East Ave 1,2 / Geylang East Ave 1 (Blk 132, 133, 134) / Geylang East Ctrl (Blk 120, 122) / Guillemard Rd / Jln Molek / Jln Suka / Lor 22, 24, 24A, 25, 25A, 26, 27, 27A, 28, 29, 30, 32 Geylang / Sims Ave

Cases since start of cluster: 356

Arnasalam ChettyRd / DevonshireRd / DublinRd / JlnKuala / JlnRumbia / KillineyRd / KimYamRd / Leonie Hill Rd / LloydRd / MartinPl / MohdSultanRd / OxleyGdn, Rd, Rise, Walk / RiverValleyCl, Rd/RiverValleyCl / RobertsonQuay/RodykSt /St.ThomasWalk /TongWattRd/UnitySt

Cases since start of cluster: 322

Bt Panjang Ring Rd(Blk 537,539,541,545,609,611,613,615,617,619,620)/Jelapang Rd(Blk 528, 530, 532, 536, 538, 540, 542-544) / Senja Lk(Blk 652, 653) / Senja Rd / Senja Rd(Blk 601-608, 610, 612, 614, 616, 618, 621-625, 627, 629-631) / Woodlands Rd

Cases since start of cluster: 322

ArthurRd / BournemouthRd/ BroadrickRd / ClactonRd / CresRd / FortRd / JlnNuri / JlnSeaview / JlnSedap / MargateRd / MayfieldAve / MeyerPl,Rd / MountbattenRd / PeachGdn / RamsgateRd / RingwoodRd / WaltonRd

Cases since start of cluster: 313

Aljunied Rd / Geylang Rd / Guillemard Rd / Lor 4, 6-23 Geylang / Lor Bachok / Lor Tahar / Lor Tahar (Angsana@21) / Sims Ave, Way / Westerhout Rd

Cases since start of cluster: 282

Geylang East Ave 1 (Blk 124, 125, 127, 128, 130, 131) / Geylang East Ave 2 (Blk 129) /Geylang East Ave 2, 3/ Geylang Rd / Guillemard Rd /Lor 31-40, 42 Geylang / Paya Lebar Rd / Sims Ave

Cases since start of cluster: 246

Brighton Cres / Chepstow Cl / Chuan Gdn / Lichfield Rd / Ripley Cres / S’goon Gdn Way / S’goon Nth Ave 1 / S’goon Nth Ave 1 (Blk 119-127, 142-144, 147-149) / S’goon Nth Ave 2 (Blk 131, 135, 136, 138-141, 151) / S’goon Nth View / Walmer Dr

Cases since start of cluster: 239

Leicester Rd / Leicester Rd (Intero) / Meyappa Chettiar Rd / PotongPasirAve1 (Blk 101, 102, 104-109, 121-127, 129-131, 133, 146, 148) / PotongPasirAve2 / PotongPasirAve2 (Blk 143-145) / PotongPasirAve3 (Blk 134-142) / Woodsville Cl (Woodsville 28)

Cases since start of cluster: 202

Ang Mo Kio Ave 2 / Ang Mo Kio Ave 2 (The Panorama) /Jln Chengam / Jln Gelenggang / Jln Leban / Jln Kuras / Jln Tarum / St. Nicholas View / Sembawang Hills Dr / Serenade Walk / Thomson Cl, Green, Hts, Hill, Ter, View, Walk / Thomson Hills Dr

Cases since start of cluster: 199

Bartley Rd /Eden Gr / Gambir Walk / Jln Labu Ayer, Manis, Merah / Jln Rindu / Lor Gambir / Lor Penchalak / S’goon Ave 1 (Blk 401-408) / S’goon Ctrl (Blk 412) / SunshineTer / Upp S’goon Rd

Cases since start of cluster: 162

For more red zone dengue clusters, please visit: https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/dengue/dengue-clusters

Yellow Alert Level:

Alexandra Rd (Alessandrea) / Henderson Cres (Blk 101-103, 106)

Cases since start of cluster: 9 (About to enter red zone)

Jln Bt Merah (Blk 141, 142, 146) / Silat Ave (Blk 148, 149)

Cases since start of cluster: 9 (About to enter red zone)

Jln Kayu / Sengkang West Rd (Blk 457B) / Sengkang West Way (Blk 448A, 452B, 460, 462A, 462B)

Cases since start of cluster: 9 (About to enter red zone)

Hougang Ave 3 (Blk 1) / Hougang St 32 / Hougang St 32 (Blk 376C) / Hougang St 32 (Parc Vera)

Cases since start of cluster: 8

Woodlands Ave 5 (Bellewoods) / Woodlands Ave 6 (Twin Fountains) / Woodlands Dr 60 (Forestville)

Cases since start of cluster: 8

Balmoral Pk (Pinewood Gdns) / Bt Timah Rd (The Legend) / Robin Rd (Fifteen Robin, Robin Regalia, Three Three Robin)

Cases since start of cluster: 7

Boon Lay Ave (Blk 186, 187) / Boon Lay Dr (Blk 191) / Boon Lay Dr (Summerdale)

Cases since start of cluster: 7

Carpmael Rd / Haig Rd (Blk 1) / Haigsville Dr / Joo Chiat Rd / Onan Rd

Cases since start of cluster: 7

Chay Yan St (Blk 79) / Chay Yan St (The Regency At Tiong Bahru) / Kim Tian Rd (Blk 127A, 127C, 127D, 130)

Cases since start of cluster: 7

Choa Chu Kang Cres (Blk 678, 679) / Choa Chu Kang St 62 (Blk 614, 616, 625, 627)

Cases since start of cluster: 7

For more yellow alert dengue clusters, please visit: https://www.nea.gov.sg/dengue-zika/dengue/dengue-clusters

Whilst NEA is working with all Town Councils to step up dengue prevention efforts islandwide, NEA encourages all residents living in the dengue clusters to do the following three steps to protect yourselves and your loved ones.

Protective actions against dengue: -‘Spray, Apply, Wear’- or SAW in short

  1. Spray insecticide in dark corners around the house
  2. Apply insect repellent regularly
  3. Wear long-sleeve tops and long pants