The Chinese mainland registered 45 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, six from overseas and 39 domestically transmitted, the National Health Commission said on Saturday.
Of the domestic transmissions, 31 were reported in northwestern Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and eight in northeastern Liaoning Province.
No deaths related to the disease were registered on Friday, while 15 COVID-19 patients were discharged from hospitals.
Altogether, 78,989 patients had been discharged from hospitals by Friday, the report said, adding that a total of 84,337 COVID-19 cases had been reported on the Chinese mainland since the start of the epidemic, including 4,634 deaths.
The total confirmed cases in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the Taiwan region are as follows: