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Singapore reports 3,162 new COVID-19 cases

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SINGAPORE, May 7 (Xinhua) — Singapore reported 3,162 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 1,215,499.

Of the new cases, 365 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 2,797 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to data released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 340 were local transmissions and 25 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, 2,607 were local transmissions and 190 were imported cases.

A total of 237 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with five cases in intensive care units.

Four more patients have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection in the country, bringing the COVID-19 related death toll to 1,350, the ministry said.

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