Chinese mainland reports 75 new local COVID-19 cases

Medical workers from Nanfang Hospital collect samples for nucleic acid tests in Liwan district of Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province, May 27, 2021. (DENG HUA/XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 75 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, 61 of which were in Anhui province, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

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Six cases were reported in Shandong, three in Jiangsu, another three in Shaanxi and two in Shanghai, the commission said.

A total of 310 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Saturday in six provincial-level regions, including 231 in Anhui, 56 in Jiangsu and 10 in Shandong.

Altogether 40 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged to 220,115 on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday.

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