SINGAPORE, 27 Oct (CNA)- Singapore reported 5,324 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday (Oct 27) as 10 more people died from complications due to the virus.

The fatalities are aged between 54 and 96. All except one unvaccinated case 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 349.

The number of new COVID-19 infections is an increase from the daily count of 3,277 reported on Tuesday.

Among Wednesday's cases, 5,312 infections are locally transmitted, comprising 4,651 in the community and 661 in migrant workers' dormitories.

Twelve are imported cases, MOH said in its daily update released to media at about 11pm.

"The infection numbers are unusually high today, mostly due to many COVID-positive cases detected by the testing laboratories within a few hours in the afternoon.

"MOH is looking into this unusual surge in cases within a relatively short window, and closely monitoring the trends for the next few days," the ministry added.

The weekly infection growth rate is 1.15 as of Wednesday. This refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before.

As of Wednesday, Singapore has reported a total of 184,419 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic.