Chinese mainland reports 162 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases


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BEIJING — The Chinese mainland on Aug 4 reported 162 locally-transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 127 were in Hainan, the National Health Commission said on Aug 5. 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 Aug 4, 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 Aug 4. Aug 4 saw no new deaths from COVID-19, with the total death toll at 5,226.