Covid-19 case jumps in Beijing as New Deaths Triple in Shanghai

HONG KONG — Beijing said it was at a critical time in its efforts to halt a Covid-19 outbreak in the city, as new cases spread from schoolchildren and a tour group, while deaths in Shanghai more than tripled from a day earlier .

The Chinese capital registered 22 new cases on Sunday, the highest daily figure this year. Shanghai, which a week ago had not registered new deaths in the latest wave of infections, said 39 Covid patents died Saturday – more than three times Friday’s toll.

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