Chinese mainland reports 323 new local COVID-19 cases

Local residents buy vegetables at a market under COVID-19 prevention and control measures, in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, on Sept 2, 2022. (SHEN BOHAN / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 323 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 85 in Sichuan and 76 in Tibet, according to the National Health Commission's report Wednesday.

A total of 1,247 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.

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A total of 327 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery to 234,241.

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