Mainland reports 20 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

People are about to get on a bus at a bus station in Shunyi district of Beijing, capital of China, May 29, 2022. (REN CHAO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 20 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including eight each in Beijing and Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Friday.

A total of 54 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified, including nine in Guangxi, eight in Shanghai, seven each in Beijing and Liaoning.

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With 212 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery, 1,872 patients were still receiving treatment on the Chinese mainland on Thursday.

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