Mainland reports 53 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

Citizens queue up to take nucleic acid tests at Hebei District in Tianjin, north China, July 24, 2022. (SUN FANUE / XINHUA)

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland Wednesday reported 53 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 24 in Hainan and 10 in Inner Mongolia, according to the National Health Commission's report Thursday.

A total of 241 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.

A total of 130 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Wednesday, bringing the total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery to 223,139.

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