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    Aug 11, 2016

    Over 200 new dengue cases for 7th straight week

    MORE than 200 new dengue cases have been reported in Singapore for the seventh consecutive week, according to the latest figures from the National Environment Agency's (NEA's) dengue website.

    There were 212 cases of the mosquito-borne virus in the week ending Aug 6 - nine fewer than in the previous week.

    Another 20 cases were recorded from Sunday to 3pm on Monday.

    A total of 10,352 cases have been reported since the start of the year, with the figure crossing the 10,000 mark at the beginning of this month.

    Last week, a 79-year-old Singaporean man living in Eastwood Drive in Bedok became the seventh victim this year.

    He was admitted to hospital on July 30 and died on Aug 4 after his condition deteriorated. Four people died of dengue fever last year.

    The spate of infections had led experts to warn that a record 30,000 cases might occur this year, surpassing the high of 22,000 in 2013.