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South Korea hits new high in coronavirus cases and imposes new restrictions in Seoul

South Korea has registered a new maximum of coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic this Friday, linking two days in record numbers, which has led the authorities to impose new restrictions on the capital, Seoul, and its metropolitan area.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) has indicated that 1,316 infections and two deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the totals to 164,028 and 2,036, respectively.


New cases of Covid in Cantabria skyrocket more than 60% in one day, to 358

Cantabria has registered 358 new cases of coronavirus yesterday, Thursday, which is 139 more than the previous day, that is, an increase of 63.5%, in a day in which the upward trend in incidence has risen and they have been registered more hospitalized patients, which now exceed fifty, and in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Thus, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, this Thursday, the incidence at 14 days was 438 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 43 cases more than on Wednesday; and from 281 cases to 7 days, 25 more.


Tunisia warns that the epidemiological situation is “catastrophic” after the rebound in recent days

The Government of Tunisia has warned that the epidemiological situation in the country due to the coronavirus is “catastrophic”, within the framework of a rebound in recent days that has caused maximum numbers of infections since the beginning of the pandemic.

The spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health, Nisaf ben Alaya, has indicated that the rapid increase in cases and deaths is causing great pressure on the health system, which is at peak occupancy rates in several provinces.


India reports more than 43,000 cases and 900 deaths from coronavirus in the last day

The Indian authorities have reported this Friday more than 43,000 cases and 900 deaths from coronavirus, figures similar to those of recent days, within the framework of a decline in recent weeks after the drastic rebound registered between April and May.

The Indian Government has indicated in its balance sheet, published through its account on the social network Twitter, that during the last 24 hours 43,393 infections and 911 deaths have been confirmed, which brings the totals to 30,752,950 and 405,939, respectively.


Castilla y León closes from today the interior of the nightlife to “contain” the evolution of the pandemic

Castilla y León closes from this Friday the interior of the nightlife establishments at 02.00 in the morning at the latest, without being able to admit new customers after 1.00.

The measure will be in force for at least 14 days to “contain” the evolution of the pandemic and will be accompanied by capacity restrictions or a ban on the use of dance floors, among others.


Burgos carries out this Friday a massive screening for young people between 14 and 29 years old from all over the province

The Primary Care Management organizes this Friday, July 9, a massive screening with antigen tests for all young people between 14 and 29 years of age in the province. This type of test is used to detect asymptomatic and symptomatic cases of Covid-19 and thus prevent the spread of the virus.

In this way, all those young people registered or residing in the province of Burgos, or temporary people who want to undergo screening, can come carrying their identity document and health card.


Bolsonaro: “I shit” in the commission that investigates the purchase of vaccines

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro refused on Thursday to respond to complaints being investigated by a Senate commission on possible irregularities in the negotiation of anticovid vaccines by his government: “I shit at the ICC,” the president launched.

“Do you know what my answer is? I shit, I shit at the ICC. I am not going to answer anything,” Bolsonaro said in his weekly broadcast on social networks, referring to a request from the Parliamentary Investigative Commission (CPI) so that respond to reports of an attempted price premium on the purchase of the Indian vaccine Covaxin.


Cuba attributes 91.2% efficacy to its Sovereign 02 candidate with extra dose

The Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) of Cuba reported this Thursday that the combination of two doses of its vaccine candidate Soberana 02 with a booster of Soberana Plus has shown an efficacy of 91.2% to face SARS-CoV-2, cause of covid-19.

Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus -developed by IFV- are two of the five coronavirus vaccine projects being investigated by scientific institutions in Cuba.

Preliminary analyzes of the third and final phase of clinical trials of Soberana 02 – carried out with 44,010 volunteers – had shown an efficacy of 62% of this subunit conjugate vaccine formula that combines the virus antigen and tetanus toxoid to stimulate the response. of the immune system.


Mexico registers a new rebound in covid cases with almost 10,000 in one day

Mexico continues with the rebound in covid-19 infections and the authorities reported 9,452 confirmed cases this Thursday, the highest record in one day since last February 14, when 9,741 were recorded.

The daily technical report records a total of 2,567,821 people infected with coronavirus. In addition, also in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported 266 deaths, to accumulate 234,192 deaths.

With these data, the third wave of covid-19 infections confirmed by the Undersecretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, is consolidated, although the authorities minimize its effects claiming that vaccination has slowed down deaths and advances the plan of immunization.


Pfizer-BioNTech Announces It Will Request Authorization for Third Vaccine Dose

Labs Pfizer and BioNTech jointly announced Thursday that they would seek regulatory clearance for a third dose of their COVID-19 vaccine.

“The companies hope to publish more definitive data soon, as well as in a peer-reviewed journal, and plan to submit the data to the FDA. [agencia estadounidense de Alimentos y Drogas], at the EMA [Agencia Europea de Medicamentos] and other regulatory authorities in the coming weeks, “a statement said.


Air pollution contributes to Covid-19 severity, study finds

Long-term exposure to elevated levels of air pollutants, especially fine particulate matter (PM2.5), appears to have a significant influence on the outcomes of people hospitalized for COVID-19, according to a large multicenter observational study presented in the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) held online this year.

The researchers found that the greater the exposure, the greater the risk. Every small increase (ug / m3) in long-term exposure to PM2.5 was associated with more than three times the chance of receiving mechanical ventilation and two times the chance of staying in the ICU.

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