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China reported its first two COVID-19 deaths in more than a year on Saturday, the National Health Commission said, both coming in the northeastern province of Jilin as the country faces its worst case upsurge since the pandemic’s outset.

The fatalities were the first reported in China since Jan. 26, 2021, and bring the country’s total death toll in the pandemic to 4,638.

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