Singapore reports 3,510 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Saturday night (Oct 1)


Singapore reported 3,510 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday (Oct 2), bringing the total tally to 1,911,417. - Photo by Reuters

SINGAPORE, Oct 1 (Xinhua): Singapore reported 3,510 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday (Oct 2), bringing the total tally to 1,911,417.

Of the new cases, 321 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 3,189 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 302 were local transmissions and 19 were imported cases.

Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 3,061 local transmissions and 128 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 266 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with eight cases in intensive care units.

One more death was reported from Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 1,619, the ministry said. - Xinhua

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