SINGAPORE, May 5 -- The number of new Covid-19 cases reported in Singapore fell to 3,420 on Friday (May 6) from 4,733 on Thursday, said the Ministry Of Health (MOH) in an update on its website.

The case numbers on Friday came on the back of a 4-day long weekend.

Last Friday (April 29), the number of cases stood at 2,517.

Of the new local cases, 459 were detected through polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, while another 2,742 were detected through antigen rapid tests, which means they either had no symptoms or their symptoms were mild.

There were 219 new imported cases, with 20 detected through PCR tests and 199 through ART.

The weekly Covid-19 infection growth rate stood at 0.88, up from 0.82 the day before.

The rate refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over those of the week before. A rate of more than 1 shows that the number of new weekly Covid-19 cases is increasing.

With the latest update on Friday, Singapore has recorded a total of 1,212,337 Covid-19 cases, with 1,346 deaths.