Austria announces strict lockdown amid COVID rebound

The new coronavirus pandemic accumulates more than 53 million cases worldwide after breaking records of deaths and infections in 24 hours by accounting for more than 8,000 deaths and more than 587,000 positives in the last day, according to the balance published this Thursday by Johns Hopkins University. Specifically, all over the world they have been registered in the last day 666,955 new positives, while the global death toll stands at 1,302,570. More of 33.99 million people they have managed to overcome the disease around the world.

Faced with these data, some countries are being forced to tighten measures to stop the pandemic. This is the case of Austria, which has been forced to announce strict confinement before the incessant rise of infections. It will go into effect next Tuesday and will be in effect until December 6.

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However, reckless acts continue to occur, such as a clandestine party in France at which between 300 and 400 people attended. Furthermore, protests against the restrictions continue to occur throughout the world. The latest examples have been observed in Portugal and Germany, where this Saturday there have been riots against the measures adopted by the governments of both countries.

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21.47 – UNITED STATES | New York Governor Andrew Cuomo could relax the rules that were imposed on the Big Apple with the opening of schools last September with the aim of keeping them open as long as possible due to the increase in infections in the region.

"The closure of schools has secondary effects that people do not even consider," Cuomo said this Saturday in a telephone press conference, in which he pointed to the fact that it makes it very difficult for parents to go to work and creates problems in distribution of food for the most unfortunate children, who depend on the meals of the schools.

20.16 – CUBA | Cuba has registered 27 new infections of covid-19, including 5 imported, with which the country already accumulates 7,568 positives while advancing in the de-escalation, to which the Ciego de Ávila power plant is now joining again after almost three months of outbreaks. The gradual reopening of that province, which has diagnosed 95 autochthonous cases in the last 15 days and today reported 7 patients, includes the restart of the school year and the reactivation of services with limitations.

19.45 – ITALY | The Italian authorities have reported this Saturday of 37,255 new infections Y 544 deaths for coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours, figures slightly lower than those of Friday.

In total, the country adds 1,144,552 confirmed cases and 44,683 deaths from COVID-19, according to the bulletin, which also includes 484 new admissions for coronavirus (31,398 in total) and 24,509 active confirmed cases. There are 76 more people in intensive care units for a total of 3,306.

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19.24 – SPAIN | The Consell de Collegis de Metges de Catalunya (CCMC) It has not supported the request of the General Council of Medical Associations (CGCOM) that Fernando Simón resign as director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies of the Ministry of Health "due to his manifest and prolonged disability" in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

The president of the Barcelona school and the CCMC, Jaume padrós, he said, in a tweet that they do not endorse it for reasons of form and substance. "For substantive reasons: legitimate criticism does not justify this request for dismissal. Also in form: it was not part of any order of the day and its importance made it enforceable," he alleged.

18.51 – ARAGON | The General Directorate of Public Health of the Government of Aragon has reported that this Friday, November 13, 598 new cases of coronavirus were detected, these are provisional data, pending the update of figures in the Transparency Portal of the regional Executive. In addition, 44 deaths have been reported from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

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18.49 – CASTILLA-LA MANCHA | The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has confirmed 915 new cases due to coronavirus infection. By provinces, Toledo has registered 403 cases, Ciudad Real 184, Albacete 116, Cuenca 110 and Guadalajara 102. The accumulated number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 81,153. By provinces, Toledo accumulates 31,309 cases, Ciudad Real 19,218, Albacete 12,991, Guadalajara 9,961 and Cuenca 7,674.

18.42 – WORLD | Global covid-19 cases have risen to 53.1 million, after more than 657,000 in the last 24 hours, a new record number of daily cases, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO). Deaths in the pandemic rise to 1.3 million, 9,700 more than the previous day, and the graph of daily deaths also shows a worrying upward trend and above the mortality figures of the first wave, in March and April .

18.28 – GERMANY | A march called this Saturday in Frankfurt (West Germany) Against restrictions due to the pandemic, it led to altercations with groups of counter-protesters, which the police dispersed with pressurized water cannons.

A good part of the protesters – about two thousand, according to local media – did not wear a mask or observe the rules of personal distancing. This made it difficult to run the march, between warnings from the police and calls from the organizers to comply with the rules for fear that it would be dissolved.

Demonstration in Francfórt (Germany) against the restrictions imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. (EFE).

18.18 – CANARY ISLANDS | The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has notified 148 new cases of coronavirus covid-19 today, of which 99 have been registered on the island of Tenerife, which remains at a 'red traffic light'. The total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 19,162 with 4,250 assets, of which 41 are admitted to the ICU and 190 remain hospitalized. There are no deaths in the last 24 hours.

18.17 – PORTUGAL | More than a third of the Portuguese municipalities, including Lisbon and Porto, began today the weekend curfew, which forces to close almost all establishments and stay at home from 1:00 p.m., amid protests from the hospitality sector. Entrepreneurs and workers from restaurants, hotels, nightlife, culture and other sectors staged a demonstration in downtown Lisbon that coincided with the start of the curfew to ask for more measures to save the economy.

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18.15 – EL SALVADOR | El Salvador registered 163 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, so the number of positives exceeds 36,350 since mid-March, when the pandemic broke out in the country, to date, according to official statistics updated this Saturday.

18.12 – UNITED KINGDOM | The UK has registered other 462 deaths from covid-19, while the number of new infections amounted to 26,860, according to the latest official figures. With these data, the total number of deaths from coronavirus reaches 51,766 since the beginning of the pandemic, while the total number of cases already stands at 1,344,356.

18.09 – AUSTRIA | Austria, one of the European countries that had best emerged last spring from the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic, was forced this Saturday to announce strict confinement before the incessant rise of infections. The new measures, announced by the conservative environmental government in Vienna, will come into effect next Tuesday and will be in force until December 6, inclusive.

On November 3, the government had announced a lighter confinement, with the closure of restaurants, bars, theaters, concert halls, and also universities and colleges for students from the age of 15.

18.07 – FRANCE | The French police interrupted on the night of Friday to Saturday a clandestine party with between 300 and 400 people in a chalet in the Paris region that violated the rules of confinement in force, an intervention that degenerated into altercations. The Prefecture (Government delegation) of the Val de Marne department explained in its Twitter account that a complaint has been formalized for violence against the agents, at whom some attendees threw bottles when they were evicted.

18.02 – ITALY | Italy registered 37,255 new coronavirus infections in the last day, one of the highest figures of the entire crisis, as well as 544 dead, while experts detect a slight "slowdown" in the spread of the pathogen.

In total in the country they have been infected 1,144,551 people Since the beginning of the emergency, in mid-February, the last 37,255 detected since yesterday, a figure lower than the almost 41,000 on Friday, but fewer tests have also been carried out.

17.57 – PONTEVEDRA | The private center of DoralResidencias in Mos (Pontevedra) has detected 131 new cases of coronavirus among its users and employees in the last 24 hours. In total, these facilities now have 145 positives for covid-19. According to the data offered this Saturday by the Department of Social Policy, this complex has reported 80 new cases among the elderly and 17 among people with disabilities, since it serves both groups. In addition, it has reported 34 new infections among its workers.

17.54 – SALAMANCA | The Epidemiological Services of the Junta de Castilla y León in Salamanca have declared an outbreak of COVID-19 located in the Basic Health Zones of San José, in Salamanca. The focus is located in a social health center (residence for the elderly), in the capital, and so far they have been detected 46 positive cases, of which seven are workers and 39, users.

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17.32 – MURCIA | A total of 246 teachers and 2,275 students remain isolated due to having had contact with any of the 1,116 people – 130 teachers and 986 students – who have tested positive for Covid-19 in 340 educational centers in the Murcia region since the start of the school year, on Monday, September 14 . This means 24 new positives –36 students and 11 teachers – with respect to the last balance provided by the Community this Thursday.

The Ministry of Education remember that there are 280,000 students and 27,000 teachers in the Region, so that the 246 isolated teachers represent 0.91% of the total, and the 2,275 students, 0.81%. In addition, a total of 8,827 students and 685 teachers have already returned to classrooms after exceeding the quarantine period.

17.30 – MADRID | The Community of Madrid has notified 1,925 new cases of coronavirus, of which 887 correspond to the last 24 hours and the rest to the previous day, and 34 more deaths in hospitals, according to the report on the epidemiological situation this Saturday, with data at the end of the previous day.

The Ministry of Health notified on the previous day 2,033 new cases of coronavirus, of which 918 corresponded to the last 24 hours and the rest to the previous day, and 20 more died in hospitals.

16.00 – ECONOMY | The Secretary of State for Commerce, Xiana Méndez, has announced at the XXV Meeting of the Economy of S'Agaró that the Government will promote "immediate action" for the commerce sector aimed at save christmas campaign, given the restrictions to stop the contagion of Covid-19, which has affected a large part of the commercial fabric.

In that same forum, the Third Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, has been optimistic and has ensured that the latest global events (the announcement of the effectiveness of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, the change in the presidency of the United States and the agreement in Brussels on the multiannual financial framework) have considerably reduced the main risks who faced the Spanish economic recovery after the pandemic.

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15.26 – NAVARRA | The ISPLN indicates that there were 20 new admissions related to this disease in the Autonomous Community, one in the ICU, and that the death of a 98-year-old man. Likewise, two more deaths from the previous days were reported, corresponding to another 90-year-old man and an 87-year-old woman. The total number of deaths from this cause is therefore situated at 791.

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14.58 – ANDALUSIA | Andalusia adds 41 deaths from covid-19 coronavirus in 24 hours this Saturday, five less than the day before, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Families, which counts 4,195 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen test, 288 less than this Friday and 798 less than Saturday of last week. The 41 deaths this day are the lowest figure since last Monday after registering 95 deaths last Tuesday, the highest daily figure of the entire pandemic; 62 last Wednesday; 68 last Thursday – third highest figure in 24 hours – and 46 on Friday.

14.30 – EXTREMADURA | The autonomous community of Extremadura has registered 260 positive cases of covid-19 confirmed in the last 24 hours, compared to 327 the previous day, and it also continues the downward trend of hospitalized patients, with 321 people this Saturday, although not in the ICU, where there are 60 patients, one more than yesterday. During the day, there have been 590 discharges, which is equivalent to a cumulative 17,562 discharges, and we must regret three new deaths, which brings the total to 849 since the start of the pandemic. They are a 74-year-old man from Feria, a 61-year-old woman from Mérida and another 85-year-old from Santa Cruz de Paniagua.

14.00 – CASTILLA Y LEÓN | Castilla y León has a total of 112,789 positives for coronavirus, 1,587 of them new, with 31 deceased notified in the last 24 hours (25 of them in hospitals and six in residences) and 240 more discharges, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health and collected by Europa Press. The statistics for this Saturday record 25 deaths in hospitals. A total of 3,274 deaths in this area have been registered so far in the Community. For its part, hospital discharges of patients who were admitted with covid already reach 15,331, after adding another 240 in the previous 24 hours.

13.24 – MEDICAL COLLEGES | The General Council of Medical Associations, which groups together the 52 medical colleges in Spain, has requested this Saturday the dismissal of the director of the Alerts and Emergencies Coordination Center, Fernando Simón, "due to his manifest and prolonged disability throughout the evolution of the pandemic." These health workers have also requested "respect, recognition, participation and dignity" and have urged a "turn of the wheel" in the management of the pandemic and the setting up of an independent expert committee.

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13.03 – MURCIA | The number of new cases in the Region of Murcia stands in the 562 in the last 24 hours, in a day in which 14 people have died. The deceased are nine men and five women, four of them from Murcia, three from Totana, two from Molina de Segura, two from Mazarrón, and the rest from the municipalities of Cehegín, Villanueva del Río Segura, and Ceutí. Thus, the number of deaths registered by this disease in the Community amounts to 474, according to the data provided by the Epidemiology Service corresponding to this Friday at 11:59 p.m.

12.56 – EUSKADI | Hospitalizations in ICU have experienced a rebound in the last hours, with 146 beds occupied, 12 more than the previous day, while new admissions to the ward have also risen and reached 87, in a day in which it has remained stable the positivity rate, which stands by 8.2%. The Health Department has reported that 15,202 tests were carried out this Friday, about 2,000 less than on Thursday, with 1,243 positive results (1,420 on Thursday).

12.50 – VALENCIA | The Valencian Community has registered a total of 1,697 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, in which 30 new outbreaks have also been detected, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health. Valencian hospitals currently have 1,487 people admitted, 85 less than on Friday, of which 277 are in Intensive Care Units (ICU), 14 more than in the last day.

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12.48 – CANTABRIA | Cantabria recorded three deaths due to coronavirus this Friday, while the number of new cases has dropped to 204 (22 less) and that of hospitalized patients decreases by 18 compared to the previous day, from 196 to 178, with one less patient in the ICU. As reported by the Government, the deceased are women and all of them with previous pathologies, aged 78, 86 and 88 years.

12.30 – GALICIA | Galicia has reached one hundred patients in the ICU of Galician hospitals, in which 568 people remain, 22 less than on the previous day, according to the data provided by the Department of Health. This is shown in the data updated on the morning of this Saturday with figures until 6:00 p.m. this Friday, at which time the number of critical patients reached 100, four more than 24 hours before and 15 more than a week ago.

Thus, the increase in patients admitted to critical care units continues, although the total number of hospitalized patients registers a new drop for the second consecutive day and stands at 568, divided between the 100 who are in the ICU and the 468 who are in conventional units.

12.10 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has this Saturday with a total of 1,810 active cases, 77 more than yesterday, according to the latest data updated by the regional government. In addition, the positives in centers for the elderly have dropped in 8 cases, going from 202 yesterday to 194 today. All in one day in which, for the first time in twelve days, the autonomous community has not notified Health of any death by covid-19.

11.50 – ANDALUSIA | Andalusian hospitals register this Saturday his fourth consecutive drop in healthcare pressure for the coronavirus covid-19 with 51 admitted less in 24 hours up to 3,329, 132 more than seven days ago, of which 517 patients are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for this disease, without changes in 24 hours and 75 more than last Saturday, when it was overcome for the first time the peak of March.

11.20 – Madrid, the Canary Islands and Andalusia are the autonomous communities that accumulate the most cases of coronavirus imported from a foreign country since last May 11, a trend that continues to be more pronounced in these autonomies between November 6 and 12, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Health.

The Madrid community is at the forefront with 820 cases, of which 55 have been diagnosed in the last six days. This is followed by the Canary Islands that add 714 imported, 27 of them identified in the last dates and Andalusia with 656 registered, 33 notified between November 6 and 12.

10.50 – CATALONIA | Catalonia has registered until this Saturday 56 deaths Y 2,903 infections confirmed by covid that in Friday's count, the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat has informed through its website.

Regarding patients currently admitted, the figure stands at 2,466, which means a decrease of 160 from the last count. A total of 583 patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) -of public and private centers-, two less than in the previous balance.

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10.20 – ASTURIAS | The pandemic and its increasing incidence in Asturias in recent days makes the Principality face a "threat of collapse of the health system." This is stated in the legal grounds of the latest resolution of the Ministry of Health, signed by the Minister of Health, Pablo Fernandez, to extend certain restrictions. "The threat of collapse of the health system, given the progressive increase that occurs daily, with serious cases that require admission to hospital and ICU, as well as the danger of massive contagion of the virus to the population as a whole, especially affecting the most vulnerable, make it necessary to extend the measures currently established, in view of the epidemiological indicators of the current situation, "says the Asturian Government to justify measures.

10.13 – NAVARRA | Navarra registered 208 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, which represents a decrease compared to the 220 infections detected the previous day. Yesterday a total of 2,910 tests, between PCR and antigen test, which yields a positivity rate of 7.1%, according to provisional data from the Government of Navarra. The Autonomous Community thus maintains the downward trend in the number of positive cases of coronavirus. Thus, last Tuesday 238 infections were detected, Wednesday 234, Thursday 220 and yesterday Friday 208 cases.

A nurse cares for a patient in the ICU of the Clínica Universidad de Navarra. (EFE)

9.45 – GERMANY | The new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left 22,461 new cases in Germany in the last 24 hours and 178 deaths, compared to 23,542 infections and 218 deaths the previous day, according to the balance published this Saturday by the Robert Koch Institute, the government agency charged with monitoring infectious diseases. With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 773,556 infected people and 12,378 fatalities. In terms of recoveries, 493,200 people have managed to overcome covid, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, including 11,500 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

9.25 – SLOVAKIA | The Government of Slovakia has approved this Friday a resolution by which people who want to enter the country from most EU countries are obliged to present a negative coronavirus test, which may not be more than 72 hours old . The new regulations, which will apply from next Monday, will be for all travelers from European Union countries, except Finland and Greece, which are included in a list of 10 countries considered low risk, along with China and Japan.

9.00 – CANTABRIA | The advance of the curfew at 10 p.m. and the closure of non-essential establishments at 9.30 p.m. comes into effect this Saturday in Cantabria, with the aim of stopping the spread of coronavirus and reducing pressure in hospitals and ICUs. This was announced this Thursday by the regional president, Miguel Angel Revilla, who explained that it was necessary to take more restrictive measures because the contagion curve, for the moment, is not going down.

The president of Cantabria, Miguel Ángel Revilla (d) together with the Minister of Health, Miguel Rodríguez (i). (EFE)

8:45 – BRAZIL | Brazil accumulates 5,267,567 people recovered by the coronavirus, out of a total of 5,810,652 accumulated cases, while 164,737 patients they have lost their lives due to the disease since the first positive was detected in the South American country, representing a fatality rate of 2.8%.

8:40 – PERU | Peru has registered in the last 24 hours 941 new infections by coronavirus and 39 deaths from this same disease, according to data published this Friday by the country's Ministry of Health. To these figures must be added another 2,413 cases that had been confirmed in the previous seven days and were not included in the statistics, so the number of Peruvians who have contracted the disease has risen to 932,650.

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8:30 – INDIA | Good Morning! The Indian Ministry of Health has reported this Saturday that 480,719 cases of coronavirus are still active in the country, where, in addition, 8,163,572 people have managed to recover from the disease, which represents a recovery rate of 93.05% of the total of accumulated. In the last 24 hours 47,992 new patientss discharged after managing to overcome the covid according to the Indian health authorities, which have indicated that of these new registrations, 77.83 percent are concentrated in ten states.