SINGAPORE, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 3,222 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 1,879,806.

Of the new cases, 230 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 2,992 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 214 were local transmissions and 16 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 2,764 local transmissions and 228 imported cases.

A total of 232 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 11 cases in intensive care units.

One new death was reported from COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 1,609, the ministry said.