Singapore reports 7,146 new COVID-19 cases

Commuters leave a train station during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Singapore, Sept 23, 2021. (EDGAR SU / REUTERS)

SINGAPORE / YANGON / MANILA / HANOI – Singapore reported 7,146 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 1,924,139.

Of the new cases, 444 were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 6,702 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 434 were local transmissions and 10 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 6,454 local transmissions and 248 imported cases.

Two new deaths were reported from COVID-19 on Tuesday, lifting the total death toll to 1,624, the ministry said. 


Myanmar has confirmed 390 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total tally to 624,682, the country's Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the country reached 19,463 on Tuesday after two new deaths were reported, the ministry said.

The Philippines

The Philippines reported 1,347 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,957,112.

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The Department of Health said the number of active cases dropped to 26,792, while 36 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, taking the country's death toll to 63,078.


Vietnam recorded 1,020 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up 224 from Monday, according to the Ministry of Health.

All the new cases were locally transmitted, said the ministry.

The newly reported infections brought the total tally to 11,482,334. The country reported two new deaths from the pandemic on Tuesday, bringing the total fatalities to 43,151.