Mainland reports 126 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Community officials distribute daily necessities to residents under quarantine in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, on Saturday. (TSERING PHUNTSOK / TIBET DAILY)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 126 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 84 in Sichuan and nine in Tibet, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday.

A total of 823 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.

A total of 560 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals to 237,614.

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

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