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Chinese mainland reports 226 new local COVID-19 cases

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-05-15 10:53
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Staff members work at an inflatable COVID-19 testing lab in Shunyi district of Beijing, May 12, 2022. An inflatable COVID-19 testing laboratory was put into use recently in Shunyi district. The newly installed lab, with a designed daily testing capacity of 100,000 tubes, covers the testing demand of various towns from Shunyi, as well as regions in other districts such as Miyun and Tongzhou. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland Saturday reported 226 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 166 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday.

Apart from Shanghai, 10 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 33 in Beijing.

Shanghai also reported 1,203 locally-transmitted asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus Saturday, out of a total of 1,492 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.

Following the recovery of 448 COVID-19 patients who were discharged from hospital on Saturday, there were 6,141 confirmed COVID-19 cases receiving treatment in hospitals across the Chinese mainland.

Three new deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Shanghai, according to the commission.

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