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Singapore reports 2,271 new COVID-19 cases


SINGAPORE, May 9 (Xinhua) — Singapore reported 2,271 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally to 1,220,193.

Of the new cases, 234 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 2,037 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to the statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 222 were local transmissions and 12 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 1,951 local transmissions and 86 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 241 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with six cases in intensive care units.

No death was reported from COVID-19 on Monday, keeping the total death toll at 1,352, according to the ministry.



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