It may have been due to the spate of hot and rainy days the country has been experiencing recently, but eight more people living in the Bedok North area has been diagnosed with dengue, bringing the total count to 55 at the last count on Wednesday 24th May.

All those reported to have dengue fever are residents in the area, except one, who works there, said NEA.

The Straits Times understands that so far, no deaths have been reported in the Bedok cluster, which is one of two labelled as red/high-risk on the NEA website. These areas have 10 or more cases.

The other such area is Jurong West, which has had three deaths from dengue fever so far.

In this cluster, 14 new cases have emerged in the past two weeks, bringing the total number of cases there to 90.

NEA said it will be conducting home visits in the area to remind residents to take precautions. It has also sprayed insecticide in common corridors and residents' homes in the cluster, which is made up of Block 549 in Bedok North Avenue 1 and Blocks 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 539, 540, 541, 556 and 557 in Street 3.

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Report by Ilyda Chua, orginally appeared in The New Paper.