Chinese mainland reports 54 new local COVID-19 cases

Photo taken on Jan 24, 2022 shows a COVID-19 testing site in Haidian District in Beijing, capital of China. (REN CHAO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 54 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 25 in Beijing, 14 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and 13 in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Wednesday.

A total of 65 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in nine provincial-level regions, including 38 in Beijing, 10 in Inner Mongolia, and six in Jilin.

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Following the recovery of 47 COVID-19 patients who were discharged from hospitals on Tuesday, there were 949 confirmed COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment across the Chinese mainland.

Tuesday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the mainland's total COVID-19 deaths at 5,226.