429 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 155 Omicron infections confirmed
SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 429 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Sunday (Jan 2), including 297 imported infections.
There were no fatalities, and the death toll from coronavirus complications remains at 829, according to the latest infection statistics on the Ministry of Health's (MOH) .
Sunday's case count was down from the 456 infections .
Among the new cases reported on Sunday, 132 were locally transmitted, comprising 128 in the community and four in migrant worker's dormitories.
Separately, MOH's website also showed that 155 new Omicron infections were confirmed on Sunday, comprising 119 imported cases and 36 local cases.
The daily new COVID-19 cases and new confirmed Omicron cases are presented as two separate sets of data on MOH's website.
This is the ninth consecutive day the weekly infection growth rate has increased.
The rate has remained below 1 since Nov 13, indicating that the number of new weekly COVID-19 cases is falling.
Authorities have described the weekly infection growth rate as a that could be used to assess risk levels in the calibrating of COVID-19 measures.
As of Sunday, Singapore has recorded 280,290 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.
C. (2022, January 3). 429 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 155 Omicron infections confirmed. CNA. https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/covid-19-new-cases-imported-omicron-singapore-moh-jan-2-2022-2410891