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Shanghai Finds First Covid Cases in Week; Hainan Stays Elevated

Residents and tourists queue for Covid-19 test in Sanya in China’s southern Hainan province on Aug. 8.
Residents and tourists queue for Covid-19 test in Sanya in China’s southern Hainan province on Aug. 8.Source: AFP/Getty Images

Shanghai found its first Covid-19 cases in a week as outbreaks continue to flare around the country, while the resort island of Hainan fell short in its effort to stop transmission by Friday as it disclosed more than 1,000 new infections. 

The financial hub reported 7 cases for Thursday, the most since July 28, snapping a seven-day streak of zero cases. Hainan recorded 1,209 cases, with most of those in the beachside city of Sanya.