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Virus: Mainland reports 360 new cases, 261 in Shanghai

A medical worker takes a swab sample from a citizen for nucleic acid test at a testing site in Chaoyang district of Changchun, Jilin province, March 10, 2022. (PHOTO / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 360 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 261 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday.

Wednesday saw 13 deaths from COVID-19, all in Shanghai, bringing the mainland's total COVID-19 deaths to 5,141 since the pandemic began more than two years ago

Apart from Shanghai, 12 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 42 in Beijing and 14 in Henan.

Shanghai also reported 4,390 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections Wednesday, out of a total of 4,678 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.

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Following the recovery of 2,215 COVID-19 patients on Wednesday, there were 12,755 confirmed COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment in hospitals across the Chinese mainland.

Wednesday saw 13 deaths from COVID-19, all in Shanghai, bringing the mainland's total COVID-19 deaths to 5,141 since the pandemic began more than two years ago.