Chinese mainland reports 162 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases

(Xinhua) 10:37, May 17, 2022

BEIJING, May 17 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 162 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 77 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Tuesday.

Apart from Shanghai, eight other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 43 in Beijing.

Shanghai also reported 746 locally-transmitted asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus Monday, out of a total of 887 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.

Following the recovery of 476 COVID-19 patients who were discharged from hospital on Monday, there were 5,359 confirmed COVID-19 cases receiving treatment in hospitals across the Chinese mainland.

One new death from COVID-19 was reported in Shanghai, according to the commission.

(Web editor: Peng Yukai, Liang Jun)


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