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Zika cases in Singapore reach 393

SINGAPORE — A total of six new cases of locally-transmitted Zika were identified over the weekend from after 3pm on Sept 23 to Sept 25, according to the latest update on the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Zika webpage.

Pest control workers fogging around the Sims Drive area. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY

Pest control workers fogging around the Sims Drive area. Photo: Nuria Ling/TODAY

SINGAPORE — A total of six new cases of locally-transmitted Zika were identified over the weekend from after 3pm on Sept 23 to Sept 25, according to the latest update on the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Zika webpage.

Of these, four were identified after 3pm on Friday (Sept 23) and on Saturday. Two new cases were reported on Sunday.

No new cases were reported on Monday as of 3pm.

This brings the total number of cases in Singapore to 393.

There are no new clusters identified.

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.

Meanwhile, 16 pregnant women in Singapore have been infected with the Zika virus, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed on Sept 23, in response to media queries.

The update is double that of the last publicly known figure, which was released by Health Minister Gan Kim Yong on Sept 13. 

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