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China Covid Cases Climb in New Risk to Economic Activity

Office workers line up at a Covid-19 testing booth in downtown Shanghai on July 13.
Office workers line up at a Covid-19 testing booth in downtown Shanghai on July 13.Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China’s daily tally of Covid-19 cases rose to the highest level in more than seven weeks, as infections spread in some central, northwestern and southern provinces.

The country reported 450 infections for Friday, the most since May 25, with more than half the cases found in Anhui and Gansu, according to the National Health Commission. Shanghai, the financial hub that has endured weeks-long citywide lockdowns, recorded 33 cases, a drop from the previous day.