SINGAPORE, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 6,270 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total tally to 1,749,144.
Of the new cases, 699 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 5,571 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.
Among the PCR cases, 662 were local transmissions and 37 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 5,386 local transmissions and 185 imported cases.
A total of 659 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 18 cases in intensive care units.
Three new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 1,534, the ministry said.