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Chinese mainland reports 319 new local COVID-19 cases

Volunteers unload and disinfect some 40 cartons of watermelons at a residential compound in Shanghai’s Changning district on April 24, 2022. (ZHU XINGXIN / CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 319 confirmed local COVID-19 cases, of which 215 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said on Sunday.

Shanghai also reported 3,760 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections Saturday, out of a total of 4,065 such cases newly identified on the Chinese mainland

Apart from Shanghai, 11 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 44 in Beijing and 25 in Henan.

Shanghai also reported 3,760 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections Saturday, out of a total of 4,065 such cases newly identified on the mainland.

Following the recovery of 1,115 COVID-19 patients on Saturday, there were 9,181 confirmed COVID-19 cases receiving treatment in hospitals across the Chinese mainland.

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Saturday saw eight deaths from COVID-19, all in Shanghai.