SINGAPORE, Aug 8 (NNN-CNA) – Singapore reported 4,798 new cases of COVID-19, yesterday, bringing the total tally to 1,759,575.
Of the newly recorded infections, 960 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests, and 3,838 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.
Among the PCR cases, 912 were local transmissions and 48 were imported cases.
Among the ART cases, with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 3,713 local transmissions and 125 imported cases.
A total of 622 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 24 in intensive care units.
Three new deaths were reported yesterday, bringing the total death toll to 1,539, the ministry said.– NNN-CNA