Dengue at Record High in Singapore Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kyodo News 6 August 2020

SINGAPORE—Singapore is grappling with a record number of dengue cases this year, and the fact that workers are being encouraged to work from home to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the main factors in the increase, the National Environment Agency said Wednesday.

As of Tuesday, there have been 22,403 reported dengue cases this year, compared with nearly 16,000 cases for the whole of last year, the agency said on its website. The number surpasses the previous record of 22,170 set in 2013.

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