A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for a nucleic acid test in Chaoyang District, Beijing, capital of China, May 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Ju Huanzong)
BEIJING, May 6 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 356 local confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 245 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Friday.
Apart from Shanghai, 12 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, including 55 in Beijing and 24 in Henan.
Shanghai also reported 4,024 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections Thursday, out of a total of 4,272 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.
Following the recovery of 1,602 COVID-19 patients on Thursday, there were 11,515 confirmed COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment in hospitals across the Chinese mainland.
Thursday saw 12 deaths from COVID-19, all in Shanghai. ■