Chinese mainland records 704 new confirmed COVID-19 cases
Updated 13:01, 13-Aug-2022

The Chinese mainland recorded 704 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, with 646 attributed to local transmissions and 58 from overseas, data from the National Health Commission showed on Saturday.

A total of 1,440 asymptomatic cases were also recorded on Friday, and 8,064 asymptomatic patients remain under medical observation.  

The cumulative number of confirmed cases on the Chinese mainland is 234,217, with the death toll from COVID-19 standing at 5,226.  

The latest tally of confirmed cases in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and Taiwan region is as follows:  

Hong Kong: 364,399 (69,952 recoveries, 9,559 deaths)  

Macao: 791 (785 recoveries, six deaths)  

Taiwan: 4,846,501 (13,742 recoveries, 9,373 deaths)

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