Singapore reports 9,501 new COVID-19 cases

Tourists wearing face masks visit the Merlion Park in Singapore on March 24, 2022. (THEN CHIH WEY / XINHUA)

SINGAPORE / MANILA / YANGON / HANOI – Singapore reported 9,501 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 1,988,760.
Of the new cases, 790 were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 8,711 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the country's Ministry of Health.
Among the PCR cases, 782 were local transmissions and eight were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 8,467 local transmissions and 244 imported cases.
Three new deaths from COVID-19 were reported on Thursday, bringing the total death toll to 1,639.


Myanmar confirmed 310 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the tally to 627,638, according to the Ministry of Health on Thursday.

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The death toll from COVID-19 in the country reached 19,469 on Thursday after one new death was reported in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

The Philippines

The Philippines reported 2,883 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,975,884.

The Department of Health said the number of active cases rose to 25,293, while 40 more patients died from COVID-19 complications, taking the death toll to 63,403.


Vietnam recorded 1,070 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, down by 126 from Wednesday, according to its ministry of health.

Among the new cases, one was imported and the rest were all locally transmitted, said the ministry.

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The newly reported infections brought the country's total tally to 11,490,951. Vietnam reported no new deaths from the pandemic on Thursday, with the total fatalities staying at 43,155.