Chinese mainland reports 1,566 new local confirmed COVID-19 cases, 20,230 asymptomatic infections
The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 1,566 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, of which 1,401 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report Sunday.
Apart from Shanghai, 16 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local COVID-19 cases, including 60 in Jilin, 26 in Heilongjiang, and 22 in Beijing.
Shanghai also reported 19,657 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus Saturday, out of a total of 20,230 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.
Following the recovery of 2,672 COVID-19 patients on Saturday, there were 29,531 confirmed COVID-19 cases undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country.
Saturday saw 39 deaths from COVID-19, all in Shanghai, bringing the mainland's total COVID-19 deaths to 4,725.