Singapore (Singapore), January 2: Singapore reported 456 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 279,861.
Of the new cases, 187 were detected in the community, nine in migrant worker dormitories and 260 were imported cases, according to data released by the Ministry of Health.
There were 155 new cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday, with 27 of them being locally transmitted and 128 imported, the ministry said.
A total of 263 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 14 cases being critically ill in the intensive care unit (ICU). The current overall ICU utilization rate is 43.7 percent.
One more death was reported due to the pandemic in the Southeast Asian country, bringing the overall coronavirus death toll to 829, said the health ministry.