SINGAPORE, 26 Nov (CNA)- Singapore reported 1,090 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths linked to the coronavirus as of noon on Friday (Nov 26).

The fatalities were aged between 69 and 83. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. The Ministry of Health (MOH) did not specify what these conditions were.

Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 684.

The overall intensive care unit (ICU) utilisation rate on Friday was 54.2 per cent – a decrease from Thursday's figure of 56.8 per cent.

The weekly infection growth rate rose to 0.74 from Thursday's rate of 0.72. This refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before.

It has stayed below 1 for 14 consecutive days.

The daily case count on Friday was the lowest since Sep 20. It was down from the 1,275 infections reported on Thursday.

Among the new cases, 1,086 were locally transmitted, comprising 1,064 infections in the community and 22 cases in migrant workers' dormitories.

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

As of Friday, Singapore has reported 259,875 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.