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Chinese mainland reports 614 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-08-18 09:31
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Passengers show their nucleic acid testing reports at the Sanya Phoenix International Airport in Sanya, South China's Hainan province, Aug 15, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING -- The Chinese mainland on Wednesday reported 614 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 496 were in Hainan Province, the National Health Commission said Thursday.

Altogether 2,810 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on the day, including 1,522 in Hainan, 870 in Tibet autonomous region and 224 in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, said the commission in its report.

A total of 114 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday.

The total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery reached 224,942 on the Chinese mainland as of Wednesday.

Wednesday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226, according to the commission.

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