SINGAPORE, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- Singapore reported 7,231 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total tally to 1,736,226.

Of the new cases, 772 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 6,459 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Among the PCR cases, 729 were local transmissions and 43 were imported cases. Among the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed to be of low risk, there were 6,213 local transmissions and 246 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 702 cases are currently warded in hospitals, with 59 cases in intensive care units.

Four deaths were reported from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll to 1,528, the ministry said.