Singapore reports 1,670 new COVID-19 cases

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Singapore, April 17 (ANI/Xinhua): Singapore reported 1,670 new confirmed cases
of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 1,157,251.

Of the new cases, 254 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain
reaction) tests and 1,416 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to
statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 245 were local transmissions and nine were imported
cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low
risk, there were 1,375 local transmissions and 41 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 262 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with eight cases in
intensive care units.

Three deaths were reported from COVID-19 on Saturday, lifting the total death toll to 1,313, the ministry said. (ANI/Xinhua)


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