Catalonia has 529 confined school groups and no closed centers
Catalan schools count 529 stable confined groups this Tuesday – 0.77% of the total – and no center closed due to coronavirus outbreaks, as reported by the Department of Education of the Generalitat in an update of data from the emptying that each center Enter ‘Traçacovid’ in the application. There are a total of 13,226 people who belong to the educational community in quarantine: 12,585 students, 609 internal teachers and staff and 32 external workers.
Moreno does not rule out modifying the de-escalation measures in Andalusia
The Andalusian president, Juanma Moreno, has affirmed that he does not rule out modifying the measures adopted last week to relax mobility restrictions and business hours based on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic.
The decision will be made after the analysis of the data available at a meeting scheduled for next Thursday, hours before the start of the second phase of the de-escalation, as announced by the president in an interview with COPE.
Germany reduces the daily balance with 14,432 new cases of coronavirus and adds 500 deaths
The new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left 14,432 new cases and 500 deaths in Germany in the last 24 hours, compared to 16,362 infections and 188 deaths the previous day, according to the balance published this Tuesday by the Robert Koch Institute, the German government agency in charge of infectious disease control. With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 1,351,510 infected people and 22,475 deaths. In terms of recoveries, the figure rises to 1,003,300 people cured, including 19,100 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.
The positives of covid-19 in Navarra are again around one hundred
The positives for covid-19 are again around one hundred, with 99 cases detected yesterday among the 1,753 tests carried out (PCR and antigens), which leaves a positivity rate of 5.6%, according to provisional data from the Government of Navarra.
This figure is higher than the one detected in the previous day in which 68 positives were reported and four deaths were reported, three that occurred on Sunday and one in previous days.
Conte announces more restrictive measures at Christmas to avoid a third wave
The President of the Italian Government, Giuseppe Conte, announced that more restrictive measures will be introduced for the Christmas season, although there will not be a total confinement as has been decreed in Germany, in an interview published today in the newspaper “La Stampa”. Despite the large number of infections and, above all, deaths, Conte assured that the measures applied – with the risk differentiation system between regions – “are working” and are “allowing to regain control of the epidemiological curve.”
Aragon adds 198 new infections, 52 more, and 3 deaths
Aragon has notified 198 new cases of coronarivus detected this Monday, 52 more than the previous day, and adds 3 new deaths, one in each province. According to provisional data published this Tuesday in the Transparency Portal of the Government of Aragon, of the total of new infections 124 are registered in the province of Zaragoza, 39 in that of Huesca and 25 in that of Teruel.
Hong Kong adds 82 new cases and decrees quarantine in new sources of contagion
Hong Kong authorities have decreed new restrictions on Monday, including the mandatory quarantine for residents of one of the buildings in which one of the latest outbreaks of coronavirus has been detected, whose fourth wave in the city has already left 7,623 cases accumulated, 82 in the last 24 hours. The city has been experiencing a very significant increase in the number of cases, reaching figures above three digits during the past week. The authorities have focused the latest outbreaks in several dance academies in the city and some residences, as well as blocks of buildings.
Germany pushes to speed up coronavirus vaccine in European Union
Germany is putting pressure on the EU authorities to speed up the validation process of the Covid-19 vaccine, just as the UK, the United States or Canada have already started to administer it, reports AFP. Berlin pressures the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Union so that the vaccine from the American laboratories Pfizer and German BionNTech is approved before December 23, and not for the 29 of this month as it is currently scheduled, according to publishes the German newspaper Bild.
South Korea suffers a slight increase in cases and this time close to 900 daily
The South Korean Agency for Disease Control and Prevention (KDCA) has confirmed 880 cases of coronavirus this Tuesday, which is a slight increase compared to the previous day’s figure, but still far away. over a thousand on Sunday and 950 on Saturday. On this occasion, of the 880 new cases, 848 are of community transmission and 32 from abroad, among which there are 18 from the United States and a couple of them from both Germany and India, although positives originating from Indonesia have been confirmed, Japan and Ukraine, too.
The UN warns that 1.8 billion people are at risk of contracting Covid-19
One in four health care facilities does not have water services, which leaves some 1.8 billion people with a greater chance of contracting Covid-19 since they work or are users of centers where there are no basic services and sanitation , have denounced the UN agencies dedicated to health and childhood. One in three people cannot wash their hands when providing health care, and one in ten facilities lack sanitation services, while one in three does not recycle waste safely.
The Government and the Community of Madrid meet to address the tests in pharmacies
The Government and the Community meet this Tuesday, at 4.30 p.m., within the framework of the Covid-19 Group to address the possibility of carrying out coronavirus tests in pharmacies, which the regional executive has been requesting for more than two months. At the beginning of October, both the President of the Community, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, requested the Government to allow the network of pharmacies to carry out antigen tests and function as well as points complementary to those already established.
Hong Kong decrees quarantine in new sources of contagion
Hong Kong authorities have decreed new restrictions, including mandatory quarantine for residents of one of the buildings in which one of the latest coronavirus outbreaks has been detected, whose fourth wave in the city has already left 7,623 accumulated cases, 82 in the last 24 hours. The city has been experiencing a very significant increase in the number of cases, reaching figures above three digits during the past week. The authorities have focused the latest outbreaks in several dance academies in the city and some residences, as well as blocks of buildings.
Brazil adds 25,193 infections and 433 deaths from covid-19 in the last day
Brazil reported 25,193 new infections and 433 deaths related to covid-19 in the last day, amid a new rebound in the pandemic in the country that already leaves a total of 181,835 deaths, official sources reported Monday.
The Ministry of Health indicated in its daily balance that the number of infected with the new coronavirus rose to 6,927,145, with a still very high incidence rate that now stands at 3,296 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Brazil, with a population of about 212 million people, is the second country in the world with the most deaths from the disease, only behind the United States, and the third with the most confirmed cases, after the United States and India.
The mortality rate in the country rose to 87 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to 86.3 registered the day before. The Government also reported that the number of cured now represents 86.8% of the total cases registered in the country.
The US registers 300,586 deaths and 16,432,408 cases of Covid-19
The United States reached 16,432,408 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on Monday and 300,586 deaths from the covid-19 disease, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
New York State remains the worst hit in the country by the pandemic with 35,643 deaths, followed by Texas (24,440), California (21,087), Florida (20,003) and New Jersey (17,775). Other states with large numbers of deaths are Illinois (15,454), Pennsylvania (12,558), Massachusetts (11,388), Michigan (11,289) and Georgia (10,104). In terms of infections, California totals 1,599,852; Texas is followed with 1,419,241; third is Florida with 1,134,383; Illinois is fourth with 856,118; and New York, fifth with 784,204.
UNICEF calls for teachers to be prioritized in Covid vaccination
UNICEF defended this Monday that teachers should be given priority in the administration of vaccines against covid-19 in order to make it easier for them to teach in person and that schools can remain open. In a statement, the UN Children’s Agency asked that this group be vaccinated immediately after the first-line health workers and high-risk populations, the groups that in principle will be the first in most countries. “The covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the education of children around the world. Vaccinating teachers is a key step,” UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore stressed in the note.
America is optimistic about the start of vaccination against Covid in the US.
Despite the fact that the US exceeded 300,000 deaths on Monday, the start today of the vaccination campaign against covid-19 in this country was received with optimism throughout America, which is beginning to see a distant light at the end of the tunnel of a pandemic that, day by day, spreads its contagions without rest. The application of the first doses of a total of 2.9 million initial after the emergency approval last Friday of the Pfizer vaccine allowed the unthinkable: to have a drug of these characteristics before the end of 2020, which opens the door for a mass immunization process in the coming weeks and months in much of the continent. The name Sandra Lindsay will probably go down in US history. She is an African-American nurse from the New York neighborhood of Queens, representative of one of the communities and areas most affected by the coronavirus, she converted at 09:23 local time (14.23 GMT) in the first American to receive the drug in New York, a state with more than 35,000 deaths.
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