Citizens queue up to take nucleic acid tests at Hebei District in Tianjin, north China, July 24, 2022. (Xinhua/Sun Fanyue)
BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland Thursday reported 162 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 127 were in Hainan, the National Health Commission said Friday.
Altogether 248 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.
A total of 147 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Thursday, said the Commission in its report.
The total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery reached 223,286 on the Chinese mainland as of Thursday.
Thursday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226. ■