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China Reports Most New Daily Covid Cases in More Than Two Months

Covid-19 testing in Qingdao, on March 5.
Covid-19 testing in Qingdao, on March 5.Photographer: VCG/Getty Images

China reported the highest number of new daily Covid cases in more than two months as the eastern coastal city of Qingdao detected surging infections.

A total of 175 locally transmitted symptomatic cases were found on Saturday, 88 of them in Qingdao, according to the National Health Commission. Outbreaks in northeastern Jilin and southern Guangdong continue to spread, with both provinces reporting dozens of new cases.