A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid testing at Balizhuang Subdistrict in Chaoyang District, Beijing, capital of China, June 11, 2022. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
BEIJING, June 24 (Xinhua) — The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 18 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 14 in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and two in Shanghai, the National Health Commission said Friday.
A total of 26 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified on Thursday in six provincial-level regions, including eight in Jilin and seven in Liaoning.
Altogether 94 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged to 219,548 on the Chinese mainland as of Thursday.
Thursday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll standing at 5,226. ■