SINGAPORE, 16 Nov (CNA)- Singapore reported 2,069 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (Nov 16) as 18 more people died from complications due to the coronavirus.
The fatalities were aged between 67 and 95. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. The Ministry of Health (MOH) did not specify what these medical conditions were.
This is the highest daily number of fatalities reported since Oct 20, when 18 deaths were also reported. The COVID-19 death toll in Singapore is now 612.
The number of new cases reported on Tuesday was the same as the 2,069 infections reported on Monday.
The weekly infection growth rate was 0.88 as of Tuesday, lower than the 0.94 reported on Monday. This refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before.
Of the new cases reported on Tuesday, 2,064 infections were locally transmitted, comprising 2,021 cases in the community and 43 infections in migrant workers' dormitories.
There were five imported cases, MOH said in its daily update released to the media at about 10.50pm.
As of Tuesday, Singapore has reported 241,341 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.