SINGAPORE, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 1,606 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total tally to 1,892,947.
Of the new cases, 147 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 1,459 through ARTs (antigen rapid test), according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.
Among the PCR cases, 139 were local transmissions and eight were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 1,383 local transmissions and 76 imported cases, respectively.
A total of 215 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with nine cases in intensive care units.
Five deaths were reported from COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total death toll to 1,615, the ministry said.