Mainland reports 106 new local COVID-19 cases

A citizen receives COVID-19 nucleic acid test at a COVID-19 testing site in Suzhou, East China's Jiangsu province, Feb 22, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 106 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 53 in Gansu, 21 in Guangdong, and nine in Guangxi, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

Altogether 474 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 12 provincial-level regions on Saturday, of which 235 were in Guangxi.

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A total of 94 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, said the commission.

The total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery reached 220,971 on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday.

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