A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child for nucleic acid test in Liangjiang New District, southwest China's Chongqing, Aug. 24, 2022. (Xinhua/Huang Wei)
BEIJING, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 318 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 128 were in Sichuan, the National Health Commission said Friday.
Altogether 1,567 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified in 24 provincial-level regions.
A total of 483 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, said the commission in its report.
The total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery reached 232,408 on the Chinese mainland as of Thursday.
Thursday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226. ■