Chinese mainland reports 241 new local COVID-19 cases

Medical workers use a mobile stand to provide COVID-19 testing in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Sept 3. (HAO FEI / FOR CHINADAILY)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 241 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 69 in Sichuan and 67 in Inner Mongolia, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday.

A total of 1,093 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.

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A total of 299 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery to 234,540.

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Wednesday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226.