Mainland reports 216 new local, confirmed COVID-19 cases

Medical workers of an air-inflated testing lab prepare to receive nucleic acid samples in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Sept 5, 2022. (LIU QIONG / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 216 locally transmitted, confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 42 in Sichuan and 41 in Guangdong, according to the National Health Commission's report Friday.

A total of 1,267 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.

A total of 214 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery to 243,954.

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