A medical worker checks records at the emergency room of Minhang Hospital affiliated to Fudan University in Shanghai, east China on April 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhang Jiansong) 

BEIJING – The Chinese mainland on Friday reported 2,971 locally transmitted confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases, of which 2,736 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report on Saturday.

Apart from Shanghai, 16 other provincial-level regions on the mainland saw new local Covid-19 cases, including 136 in the northeastern province of Jilin, and six in Beijing.

Shanghai also reported 20,634 locally transmitted asymptomatic infections of the novel coronavirus Friday, out of a total of 21,355 local asymptomatic carriers newly identified on the mainland.

Following the recovery of 3,127 Covid-19 patients on Friday, there were 30,662 confirmed Covid-19 cases undergoing treatment in hospitals across the country.

Friday saw 12 deaths from Covid-19, all in Shanghai, bringing the mainland's total Covid-19 deaths to 4,686. (Xinhua)