The Chinese mainland on Thursday recorded 144 new COVID-19 cases – 135 local transmissions and nine from overseas, the National Health Commission said on Friday.

Among the domestic cases, 90 were reported in Hebei Province, 43 in Heilongjiang Province, one in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and one in Shaanxi Province.

Sixty-six new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were recorded, while 618 asymptomatic patients remain under medical observation. No deaths related to COVID-19 were registered on Thursday, and 28 patients were discharged from hospitals.

The total number of the confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland has reached 87,988, and the death toll stands at 4,635.

The total number of confirmed infections in the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions and the Taiwan region are as follows:

Hong Kong: 9,414 (8,631 recoveries, 161 deaths)

Macao: 46 (46 recoveries) 

Taiwan: 842 (731 recoveries, 7 deaths)