The number of dengue cases at Chuan Drive has doubled from 7 to 14 in just a week apart.
On 1 Dec, the total number of cases at Chuan Drive was 7 and on 9 Dec, the number of cases at Chuan Drive doubled to 14 cases.
Chuan Drive is located near Chuan Terrace, where a 69-year-old Chinese man died from dengue on 27 November 2014 after his condition deteriorated while hospitalised.
The weekly number of new dengue cases has reached 212 last week (30 Nov - 6 Dec). After dipping to a low of 149 weekly new cases three weeks ago, this number has increased steadily for the second consecutive week.
As a frame of reference
- Around this period in 2012, there were 78 - 100 weekly new cases.
- Around this period in 2013, there were 347 - 372 weekly new cases.
So while the current situation is not as bad as 2013, it is still worse than 2012.