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Singapore reports 3,762 new COVID-19 cases

Copyfrom:Xinhua News Agency Post Time:2022-08-18 10:28:24

SINGAPORE, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 3,762 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the country's total tally to 1,805,698.

Of the new cases, 382 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 3,380 through antigen rapid tests (ART), according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR-confirmed cases, 352 were local transmissions and 30 were imported cases. Among the ART-confirmed cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 3,207 local transmissions and 173 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 479 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 11 cases in intensive care units.

Two death was reported from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 1,567, the ministry said. 

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