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New Zika cluster in Hougang Ave 7; number of local cases hits 381

SINGAPORE — A new Zika cluster has been identified in Hougang Ave 7, with two cases reported at Block 325, according to the latest update on the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Zika webpage.

New Zika cluster in Hougang Ave 7; number of local cases hits 381

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SINGAPORE — A new Zika cluster has been identified in Hougang Ave 7, with two cases reported at Block 325, according to the latest update on the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Zika webpage. 

A total of 12 new Zika cases were identified after 3pm on Friday (Sept 17) and on Saturday. No new cases were reported on Sunday and Monday as of 3pm. This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 381. 

There are now nine clusters: Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive/Paya Lebar Way/Kallang Way/Circuit Road/Geylang East Central/Geylang East Avenue 1; Bedok North Avenue 2/Bedok North Avenue 3/Bedok North Street 3; Joo Seng Road; Bishan Street 12; Elite Terrace; Ubi Crescent; Jalan Raya/Circuit Road; Sengkang Central/Sengkang East Avenue and Hougang Ave 7. 

Of the 12 new cases, three of them were in the Aljunied Crescent/Sims Drive/Paya Lebar Way/Kallang Way/Circuit Road/Geylang East Central/Geylang East Avenue 1 cluster; bringing the total there to 286 cases as of Monday, of which two emerged in the last two weeks. 

Along with the two cases at Hougang Ave 7, two other new cases were at the Elite Terrace / Fidelio St / Jln Tua Kong (Park East) / Tua Kong Green / Siglap Road (Flamingo Valley) cluster. 

The locations of the five other new cases have not been made known.

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