A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a community testing site for COVID-19 in Yunyan District of Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Sept. 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)
BEIJING, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 259 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 59 in Sichuan and 42 in Inner Mongolia, according to the National Health Commission's report Friday.
A total of 1,033 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.
A total of 336 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery to 234,876.
Thursday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226. ■