SINGAPORE, 13 Jan (CNA)- Singapore reported 960 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Thursday (Jan 13), including 479 imported infections.

There were no fatalities. The country's death toll from coronavirus complications remains at 839.

Thursday's case count was up from the 882 infections reported on Wednesday.

Among the new cases, 481 were locally transmitted. The Health Ministry did not provide a breakdown of the number of cases in the community and in migrant workers' dormitories.

A total of 549 new Omicron infections were confirmed on Thursday, comprising 183 imported cases and 366 local cases. This is presented as a separate set of data from the daily COVID-19 cases.

The weekly infection growth rate on Thursday is 1.43, down from Wednesday's 1.60.

A figure above 1 means that the number of new weekly cases is rising.

As of Thursday, Singapore has recorded 289,085 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.