A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a community testing site for COVID-19 in Yunyan district of Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou province, Sept 5, 2022. (YANG WENBIN / XINHUA)
BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 179 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 97 in Sichuan and 21 in Inner Mongolia, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday.
A total of 959 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.
A total of 399 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals to 235,656.
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Saturday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll remaining at 5,226.