SINGAPORE, 28 Nov (CNA)- Singapore reported 747 new COVID-19 cases and 11 more deaths linked to the virus as of noon on Sunday (Nov 28).

This is the first time since Sep 20 that the country's daily caseload has dipped below 1,000.

The fatalities were aged between 67 and 98. All of them had various underlying medical conditions. The Ministry of Health (MOH) did not specify what these conditions were.

This brings Singapore's death toll from the coronavirus to 701.

The overall intensive care unit (ICU) utilisation rate on Sunday is 57.4 per cent, down from 56.6 per cent on Saturday.

The weekly infection growth rate dropped to 0.69 from Saturday's rate of 0.75. This refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before.

The growth rate has remained below 1 for 16 consecutive days. A figure below 1 means that the number of new weekly COVID-19 cases is falling.

The daily case count on Sunday is down from the 1,761 infections reported on Saturday.

Among the new cases, 744 are locally transmitted, comprising 719 infections in the community and 25 cases in migrant workers' dormitories.

The remaining three are imported cases, MOH said in its daily update released to the media at about 11.10pm.

As of Sunday, Singapore has reported 262,383 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.