SINGAPORE, May 8 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 2,423 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total tally to 1,217,922.

Of the new cases, 298 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 2,125 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR-confirmed cases, 276 were local transmissions and 22 were imported cases. Among the ART-confirmed cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 1,993 local transmissions and 132 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 240 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with six cases in intensive care units.

Two more patients have died from complications due to COVID-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 1,352, the ministry said.