SINGAPORE, 22 Jan (CNA)- ingapore reported 2,463 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Saturday (Jan 22), comprising 2,218 local and 245 imported infections.

The weekly infection growth rate is 2.64, down from Friday's 2.70. A figure above 1 means that the number of new weekly cases is rising.

A total of 1,590 new Protocol 2 infections were confirmed on Saturday, comprising eight imported cases and 1,582 local cases.

Another 873 cases were confirmed via PCR tests. A total of 636 cases were local infections while 237 were imported.

As of Friday, Singapore has recorded 310,276 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.