A medical worker takes a swab sample from a resident for nucleic acid test at a community testing site for COVID-19 in Yunyan District of Guiyang, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Sept. 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)
BEIJING, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 116 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said Sunday.
Altogether 432 local asymptomatic carriers were newly identified.
A total of 143 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery on the Chinese mainland on Saturday, said the commission in its report.
The total number of COVID-19 patients discharged from hospitals after recovery reached 242,629 on the Chinese mainland as of Saturday.
Saturday saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226. ■