SINGAPORE, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 6,208 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total tally to 1,936,270.

Of the new cases, 502 were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 5,706 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the country's Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 485 were local transmissions and 17 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 5,497 local transmissions and 209 imported cases.

A total of 342 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 13 in intensive care units.

The country reported a new death from COVID-19 on Thursday, lifting the total death toll to 1,625.