Mainland reports 2 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid testing at Balizhuang Subdistrict in Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, June 11, 2022. (JU HUANZONG / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland Saturday reported two locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, which were in Beijing and Guangdong respectively, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

A total of 12 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Saturday in three provincial-level regions, including seven in Liaoning.

Altogether 76 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 219,714 on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday.

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