Singapore Reported 6,181 New COVID-19 Cases

Singapore Reported 6,181 New COVID-19 Cases

SINGAPORE, Oct 17 (NNN-XINHUA) – Singapore reported 6,181 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total tally to 2,012,065. Of the new cases, 744 were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests, and 5,437 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 725 were local transmissions and 19 were imported cases.

Among the ART cases, with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 5,301 local transmissions and 136 imported cases.

A total of 600 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 13 in intensive care units.

Three new deaths from COVID-19 were reported yesterday, taking the total death toll to 1,644.

– NNN-XINHUA

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