SINGAPORE, 21 Nov(CNA)- Singapore reported 1,670 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Sunday (Nov 21).

The fatalities were aged between 63 and 95. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. The Ministry of Health (MOH) did not specify what those medical conditions were.

Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 662.

The overall intensive care unit (ICU) utilisation rate is at 52.9 per cent - the lowest since MOH started releasing this data about a month ago.

The weekly infection growth rate rose slightly to 0.81 from Saturday's 0.78.

The figure refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before. It has stayed below 1 for nine consecutive days.

The daily case count on Sunday is down from the 1,931 infections reported on Saturday. It is also the lowest since Sep 27.

Among the new cases, 1,657 are locally transmitted, comprising 1,577 infections in the community and 80 cases in migrant workers' dormitories.

The remaining 13 are imported cases, MOH said in its daily update released to the media at about 11.05pm.

As of Sunday, Singapore has reported 252,188 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.