Mainland reports 76 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 Friday reported 76 locally transmitted, confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 34 in Sichuan, the National Health Commission's said Saturday.

A total of 505 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.

A total of 298 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Friday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals to 238,711.

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