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Mainland reports 916 new local COVID-19 cases

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid testing in Daxing district, Beijing, capital of China, April 30, 2022. (PENG ZIYANG / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 916 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 788 were in Shanghai, the National Health Commission (NHC) said on Sunday.

Apart from Shanghai, 13 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 53 in Beijing.

A total of 38 new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, all in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said

Shanghai also reported 7,084 locally-transmitted asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus Saturday, out of a total of 7,340 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.

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A total of 3,447 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, the NHC said.

That brought the mainland's total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery to 187,525 as of Saturday.

A total of 38 new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, all in Shanghai, according to the NHC.

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