SINGAPORE, July 05 (CNA)- Singapore reported 12,784 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Tuesday (Jul 5), comprising 12,248 local infections and 536 imported cases.

The last time Singapore reported more daily cases than this was on Mar 22 this year, when 13,166 infections were logged.

There were two fatalities, taking the death toll from coronavirus complications to 1,421.

A total of 683 patients are in hospital, according to the latest infection statistics on the Ministry of Health's (MOH) website on Tuesday night. Seventy-seven patients require oxygen supplementation.

A total of 16 patients are in the intensive care unit.

The week-on-week infection ratio is 1.34. This refers to the ratio of community cases for the past week over the week before, with a figure above 1 indicating that the number of new weekly COVID-19 cases is rising.
The week-on-week infection ratio has been above 1 since Jun 14.

Singapore's recent spike in COVID-19 cases comes after Health Minister Ong Ye Kung said last month that the country can expect a new wave of infections in July or August, as people's antibodies from vaccinations and infections from the last Omicron wave start to wane.