Mainland reports 314 new confirmed local COVID-19 cases

Workers line up for nucleic acid testing at the construction site of a residential area in Jiangdong New Area of Haikou, south China's Hainan province, Sept 2, 2022. (YANG GUNAYU / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 314 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 98 were in Sichuan and 79 in Guangdong, the National Health Commission said Sunday.

A total of 1,359 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Saturday, including 505 in Tibet, 131 in Qinghai and 113 in Liaoning, said the commission in its report.

A total of 493 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, according to the report.

The total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery reached 233,284 on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday.

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