Singapore reports 16,857 new Covid-19 cases and another 13 deaths on Saturday (Feb 26)


People take a tour in amphibious boats along the Marina Bay waterfront in Singapore. Singapore reported 16,857 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Saturday (Feb 26, 2022). - AFP

SINGAPORE, Feb. 26 (Xinhua): Singapore reported 16,857 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 696,652.

Of the new cases, 2,447 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 14,410 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR-confirmed cases, 2,381 were local transmissions and 66 were imported cases.

Among the ART-confirmed cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 14,333 local transmissions and 77 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 1,553 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 50 cases in intensive care units.

On Saturday, 13 death was reported from Covid-19, bringing the total death toll to 999, the ministry said. - Xinhua

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