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China Covid Cases Jump By 2,200 on Tourist-Spot Flare Ups

  • Country seeking to keep infections under tight control
  • Wider lockdowns pose increasing risks to economic activity
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China reported 2,181 new Covid-19 cases, as conditions worsen in the country’s biggest outbreak since the lockdown of Shanghai earlier this year.

About 553 people were confirmed to be infected and there were another 1,628 asymptomatic cases as of Saturday, according to a statement released by the National Health Commission. In a separate statement, the NHC said the country has administered 3.43 billion doses of Covid vaccines as of Aug. 20.