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New peak in Covid infections

Earlier this week, China recorded an all-time high in Covid infections since the latest wave began on July 20. A total of 181 new COVID-19 infections have been registered, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday, citing information provided by authorities. According to the report, the National Health Commission (NHC) reported 143 new symptomatic cases. The remaining infections showed no symptoms. Of the 143 cases with symptoms, 108 were due to local infection; 35 occurred in people arriving from abroad. No deaths were recorded. Just under half of the newly recorded infections had occurred in the province of Jiangsu, 48 of them in the city of Yangzhou, according to the report. So the province remains the biggest hotspot of the recent outbreak.

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