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Virus: Mainland reports 353 new cases, 260 in Shanghai

A senior undergoes a nucleic acid test at home in Handan, Hebei province. (HU GAOLEI / CHINA DAILY)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland Tuesday reported 353 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 260 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Wednesday.

The rest of the cases were reported in 11 other provincial-level regions, including Beijing, Henan and Sichuan.

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Shanghai also reported 4,722 locally-transmitted asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus Tuesday, out of a total of 5,075 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.

A total of 2,092 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Tuesday.

That brought the mainland's total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery to 198,550 as of Tuesday.

A total of 16 new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported, all in Shanghai, according to the report.