BEIJING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland on Thursday reported 216 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 42 in Sichuan and 41 in Guangdong, according to the National Health Commission's report Friday.
A total of 1,267 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.
A total of 214 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 243,954.
Thursday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226. ■