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Singapore reports 3,645 new COVID-19 cases


SINGAPORE, May 12 (Xinhua) — Singapore reported 3,645 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 1,232,559.

Of the new cases, 409 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 3,236 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 387 were local transmissions and 22 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 3,111 local transmissions and 125 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 265 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with seven cases in intensive care units.

Three more patients have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 1,361, the ministry said.

Singapore’s Minister for Health Ong Ye Kung said on social media Thursday evening that despite the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases, there is no evidence of a new wave.

“With strong resilience to the virus due to vaccinations and recovery from past infections, we should be able to see through this uptick of cases, without any adjustments to current Safe Management Measures,” He said.



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