Last minute | Boris Johnson, isolated after being in contact with a positive for covid

The cases of covid-19 in the world amounted this Sunday to 53.5 million, while the deceased remain at 1.3 million, according to data updated daily by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the last 24 hours they were notified 342,000 new positives, a figure significantly lower than the record increase registered on Saturday (657,000), although it is common that on Sundays and at the beginning of the week the figures are relatively low.

To establish a comparison, currently occur in the world, in just 15 minutes, as many infections of covid-19 as all those that were registered (8,000) of another coronavirus, SARS, the epidemic that occurred during the years 2002 and 2003. America, with a graph in sharp rise, adds 22.9 million cases of COVID-19, while Europe, with 14.7 million, has seen its reduced daily contagion curve this week, and South Asia, which today exceeded 10 million infections, has stabilized after weeks of declines.

Faced with these data, some countries are being forced to tighten measures to stop the pandemic. It is the case, of Austria, that has announce strict confinement before the incessant rise of infections. It will come into force next Tuesday and will be in effect until next December 6. Also Serbia, which will implement new restrictions after having registered more than 3,000 infections a day throughout the week. Or Portugal, which remains above 6,000 infections for the third consecutive day and will extend the curfew to another 77 locations.

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Right now, all eyes are on the UK, where the Prime Minister Boris Johnson it is isolated after having been in contact with a positive. In any case, it is unlikely that he is infected, as he managed to overcome the disease at the end of March this year. In fact, a spokesman for his government has assured that "he is well and does not register any symptoms."

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21.53 – UNITED KINGDOM | The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is in quarantine after being in contact with a positive. "He will continue working from Downing Street, including leading the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic," said a spokesman for his government.

It must be remembered that Johnson already tested positive for coronavirus at the end of March of this year and, even, he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Therefore, it is unlikely that it has become infected again. In fact, his spokesman has assured that "he is well and does not register any symptoms."

21.49 – GALICIA | The victims left by the pandemic in Galicia have risen to 1,069 people, after seven people diagnosed with coronavirus have died in the last hours. Of all of them, six were users of nursing homes.

20.35 – FRANCE | The rate of daily infections in France, which had reached a record of more than 60,000 just a week ago, is declining significantly as a result of the confinement, as confirmed by the 27,228 reported cases this Sunday. Although it remains high, the figure announced by the French public health agency on its website is somewhat lower than the 32,095 on Saturday, which already illustrated a downward trend since the previous days.

Along the same lines, the percentage of positives also has dropped to 16.9% of the tests carried out, four tenths less than the day before. In the last full week for which there is data, 2,149,405 tests had been performed.

20.29 —SERBIA | The Government of Serbia has announced new restrictions after registering over the course of the week more than 3,000 infections daily. From next Tuesday until December 1, all restaurants, cafes and other gastronomy venues, stores and shopping centers will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., but not pharmacies and gas stations.

19.20 – ITALY | Italy has registered 33,979 new infections of coronavirus during the last day, a lower figure than the previous day although much less tests have been done, and 546 people have lost their lives, according to data from the Ministry of Health. This is the usual reduction in the number of tests over the weekend, which, however, has meant that the ratio between positives and the total number of tests is 17.4%.

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19.17 – CUBA | Cuba has notified 22 new cases, the majority in the western province of Pinar del Río. Currently, this region has the highest epidemiological complexity on the island, accumulating 7,590 positives since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap).

19.14 – WORLD | The cases of covid-19 in the world have amounted to 53.5 million, while the deceased remain at 1.3 million, according to data updated daily by the World Health Organization (WHO) .In the last 24 hours, 342,000 new positives have been reported, a figure significantly lower than the increase record registered on Saturday (657,000), although it is frequent that on Sundays and at the beginning of the week the figures are relatively low.

18.52 – ASTURIAS | The Asturian Government Health Department has reported the death of 21 people from COVID-19 throughout the day on Saturday. Eight of the deceased lived in nursing homes. They were nine women and twelve men between 63 and 99 years old.

Health has added during Saturday 423 new cases of coronavirus diagnosed. It was a day in which there were 86 hospitalizations of people in the ward and 14 more in the ICU.

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18.42 – CASTILLA-LA MANCHA | The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has confirmed 706 new cases of coronavirus infection. It represents a decrease compared to this Saturday when 915 were registered. In addition, the deaths in the last 24 hours have been 14, which also means a decrease compared to yesterday when there were 21 deaths.

By provinces, Toledo has registered 261 cases, Albacete 163, Ciudad Real 159, Cuenca 88 and Guadalajara 35. The accumulated number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 81,859, the Board reported in a press release.

17.50 – CANARY ISLANDS | The Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands has notified this Sunday 100 new cases of coronavirus covid-19, of which 81 have been registered in Tenerife, the only island that remains on a 'red traffic light'. The total accumulated cases in the Canary Islands is 19,262 with 4,260 active, of which 40 are admitted to the ICU and 191 remain hospitalized. The Accumulated Incidence at 7 days in the Canary Islands stands at 34.92 and at 14 days at 81.92.

In the last hours you have to regret the death of a woman from Fuerteventura, of advanced age and with previous pathologies, a figure that has not been uploaded to the statistical register but will be incorporated tomorrow.

17.35 – UNITED KINGDOM | The Ministry of Health of the United Kingdom has verified this Sunday a total of 24,962 new infections of covid-19 and 168 deaths additional, which have raised the British balance to 1,369,318 cases and 51,934 fatalities. Although the number of cases is around that seen in the last 48 hours, although far from the record figure of 33,000 infections on Thursday, the number of daily victims is considerably lower than the 462 registered the day before.

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17.20 – MADRID | The Community of Madrid has notified 663 new cases of coronavirus, of which 150 correspond to the last 24 hours and the rest to the previous days, and 26 deceased more in hospitals, according to the report on the epidemiological situation this Sunday, with data at the end of the previous day. The Ministry of Health notified 1,925 new cases in the previous day, of which 887 correspond to the last 24 hours and the rest to the previous day, and 34 more deaths in hospitals.

16.46 – ANDALUSIA | The Local Police of Aracena (Huelva) has frustrated a macro-bottle that a group of young people was celebrating about three kilometers from the urban area, originating in the presence of the police a stampede of the participants some of them rolling down the hill and jumping barbed wire.

The events, as reported by police sources, took place yesterday after agents on the afternoon shift, having already gotten dark, received notice of the celebration of a bottle in the middle of the field in which a large group of young people participated and this despite adverse weather conditions, with rain, cold and fog that could not be seen from five meters. The agents appeared at the scene, almost 3 kilometers along the roads of the urban area, and when those present noticed the police presence there was a stampede.

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16.02 – PORTUGAL | The General Directorate of Health of the Portuguese Government has reported this Sunday of 6,035 new cases and 76 deaths from coronavirus recorded in the last 24 hours, a maximum of deaths of the last 76 days. In total, the country has 217,301 confirmed infections and 3,381 deaths. The bulletin includes an increase in the number of patients after Saturday's decline: there are 131 new patients admitted for a total of 2,929, of which 415 are in intensive care units, two more than on Friday.

15.30 – EXTREMADURA | The autonomous community of Extremadura has registered 231 confirmed positive cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, thus continuing the decline in recent days, while hospitalized patients increased to 332, although the upward trend is broken in ICUs by registering three fewer patients, with a total of 57.

In the last 24 hours, six people have died with covid-19, which raises the total number to 855 since the beginning of the pandemic, a period in which 18,000 epidemiological discharges have been exceeded, after the 451 that have occurred in the last day.

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14.45 – AUSTRIA | The Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian kurz, announced this Sunday its intention for the Government to facilitate coronavirus tests to the entire population, about 8.8 million inhabitants, similar to what Slovakia has done.

Slovakia has tested its population of 5.5 million people on two consecutive weekends and consequently has confined to tens of thousands of infected, many of them asymptomatic, to stop the spread of the virus. "It is a model of absolute success and we have decided to adopt a similar measure here in Austria, "Kurz said in an interview with Austrian public television, ORF.

"The process is already in preparation. buy millions of antigen tests, but by the end of the week the Government intends to inform the population of these tests ", he declared. The tests will be carried out taking into account specific criteria and, for example, teachers will be one of the first groups that will have the option of take the test.

14.33 – CEUTA | The Government of Ceuta, chaired by Juan Vivas (PP), has sent to the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) a decree to close the local non-essential activity from 8:00 p.m. with the purpose of increasing the current restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which currently include the perimeter closure of the autonomous city until November 23 and the prohibition of meetings in public or private spaces with more than four non-cohabitants.

14.12 – GALICIA | The number of users of residences in Galicia diagnosed with covid has dropped to 381 this Sunday, after 72 elderly people were discharged, the majority -38- from the Nosa Señora das Virtudes center in Pontedeume (A Coruña). In addition, this Saturday afternoon the health authorities notified the death in hospitals of three people who resided in nursing homes and who, therefore, are also removed from the total count: a female user of the Santa Olalla de Boqueixón residence (A Coruña) and a man and a woman from Nosa Señora dos Miragres de Barbadás (Ourense).

Apart from the 38 discharges from the Nosa Señora das Virtudes de Pontedeume center, the data offered by the Department of Social Policy this Sunday collect another 10 cured elderly at the As Fragas residence, in this same municipality; as well as 12 from DomusVi Ribadumia (Pontevedra).

14.02 – ASTURIAS | The Ministry of Health has reported this Sunday of 423 new cases of people diagnosed with covid detected by PCR in the 24 hours of this Saturday. With these data, the positivity rate stands at 8.11% after 5,212 tests were carried out on Saturday, according to Health, which has not yet reported the latest data on hospitalization and deaths. The Principality recommends that people over 65 years of age or with chronic diseases take extreme security measures.

13.57 – MADRID | The Community of Madrid has attributed the positive data of recent days regarding the incidence of covid-19 in the region to the great diagnostic capacity due to the performance of antigen tests in areas with high incidence of the virus, to the action in basic health areas ('ZBS'), to the monitoring of quarantines and to compliance with the rules by the people of Madrid.

Enrique López, Minister of Justice, Interior and Victims of Terrorism of the Community of Madrid. (EFE)

This has been underlined by the Minister of Justice, Interior and Victims of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Lopez, after 1,925 new cases of coronavirus were registered yesterday, of which 887 corresponded to the last 24 hours.

1:45 PM – CASTILLA Y LEÓN | Castilla y León has a total of 113,779 positives due to coronavirus, 988 of them new, with 33 deaths reported in the last 24 hours (33 of them in hospitals and three in residences) and 61 more discharges, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health and collected by Europa Press.

The statistics for this Sunday record 33 deaths in hospitals. In total in this area, 3,307 deaths have been registered so far in the Community. For its part, hospital discharges of patients who were admitted with covid have now reached 15,392, after adding another 61 in the previous 24 hours.

A closed bar in Ponferrada this Friday morning. (EFE)

13.40 – ANDALUSIA | Andalusia adds 35 deaths from covid-19 coronavirus in 24 hours this Sunday, November 15, more than half in Seville and Jaén, According to data from the Ministry of Health and Families, which counts 4,195 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests in a day in which those admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) decrease for the first time in 27 days and in which the hospitalized decreased for the fifth consecutive day.

The 35 deaths this day are the lowest figure since last Monday after registering 95 deaths last Tuesday, highest daily data of the entire pandemic; 62 on Wednesday; 68 on Thursday; 46 on Friday and 41 on Saturday.

13.35 – MADRID | The Regional Federation of Neighborhood Associations of Madrid protests this Sunday in the capital to denounce "the mistreatment" of public health.

Several protesters participate in a protest called by the Regional Federation of Neighborhood Associations of Madrid. (EFE)

13.10 – EUSKADI | Euskadi detected 1,009 new positives in covid-19 this past Saturday, which means 234 less than the previous day and 7.7% of the diagnostic tests carried out. In addition, there have been 50 admissions in Basque hospitals, 37 less than the previous day, and 146 patients in ICUs with covid-19 remain.

As reported by the Basque Department of Health, throughout this past Saturday there have been 13,077 PCR tests and antigens, down from 15,202 the day before. Of these, 1,009 have been positive, compared to 1,243 on Friday. In this way, the positivity rate has dropped from 8.2% to 7.7%.

13.00 – ARAGÓN | The General Directorate of Public Health of the Government of Aragon has reported that this Saturday, November 14, they have been detected 348 new cases of coronavirus. These are provisional data, pending the update of figures in the Transparency Portal of the regional Executive. In addition, 824 epidemiological discharges have been reported and the percentage of asymptomatic patients has been 59 percent. In the province of Zaragoza, 250 cases have been recorded. The health areas with the highest number of registered cases are: In the Aragonese capital, in Delicias Sur 19 positive, in Miralbueno-Garrapinillos 14, in Delicias Norte 12, in Casetas 11, in Arrabal 10, and in Zalfonada-Picarral and Torre Ramona 8. In addition, 15 positives have been registered in Zuera.

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12.30 – MURCIA | The number of new cases in the Region of Murcia stands at 428 in the last 24 hours, in a day in which 14 people have died. It involves 4 women and 10 men. Five of the deceased were from Murcia, 1 from Ceutí, 1 from Fortuna, 2 from Cehegín, 2 from Cieza, 1 from Alguazas, 1 from Caravaca and 1 from Molina de Segura. Thus, the number of deaths registered by this disease in the Community amounts to 488, according to the data offered by the Epidemiology Service corresponding to this Saturday at 11:59 p.m.

12.00 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has notified this Sunday two new deaths with coronavirus, according to the latest data updated by the Government of La Rioja. In addition, there are also two more people in the San Pedro ICU (35 admitted in total), the care pressure rises and, in addition, they have increased by 16 people positive in senior centers, up to a total of 210, according to the same data. Specifically, the two new fatalities are a man and a woman, both of advanced age and with risk factors. None of them lived in a senior center. With the updating of these latest data, La Rioja has had to mourn the death of 509 people since the beginning of the health crisis. From this figure, 253 were residents of senior centers.

View of the empty terraces of one of the streets in the center of Logroño. (EFE)

11.30 – GERMANY | The pandemic of the new coronavirus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left in the last 24 hours in Germany 16,947 new cases and 107 deaths, compared to 22,461 infections and 178 deaths the previous day, according to the balance published this Sunday by the Robert Koch Institute, the government agency in charge of monitoring infectious diseases.

With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 790,503 infected people and 12,485 fatalities. In terms of recoveries, 502,300 people have managed to overcome COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, including 9,200 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

11.00 – CATALONIA | The risk of a coronavirus outbreak has dropped 41 points, falling for the first time since mid-October from 500 points to 476, while the transmission speed (Rt) has fallen three hundredths, to 0.80 in Catalonia, although those admitted to hospitals have still risen.

According to the data updated this Sunday by the 'Ministry' of Health on the evolution of the coronavirus in Catalonia, yesterday Saturday they were notified 1,876 new positives by PCR or antigen test (up to 287,270) and 67 deceased, reaching 15,080 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, while there were 58 new hospital admissions, up to 2,524, although there are three fewer patients in the ICU, with 580.

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10.15 – EUSKADI | The spokesman for the Basque Government, Bingen Zupiria, has warned that it takes time to see if the restrictions adopted to curb the incidence of the coronavirus in Euskadi give results, while making it clear that society must get used to the idea that "Christmas this year will be very different". Zupiria has made this reflection in an interview published by the 'Diario de Noticias' of Álava, in which he explained that hospitalizations, ICU admissions and current deaths from covid are a consequence of the infections that occurred a month ago.

9.45 – NAVARRA | Navarra confirms the sustained downward trend in the number of coronavirus infections shown in recent days, when registering yesterday 143 new cases. These are the provisional data provided by the Navarre Health Service, which indicates that these 144 cases -the lowest figure in several months- They represent a positivity rate of 8.3%, and have been detected after performing 1,743 PCR and antigen tests on Saturday. The figures come after those of Friday, when 208 new infected people were detected compared to 220 on Thursday.

9.30 – MADRID | Rastro merchants associations will hold an assembly this Sunday in the door of the sun at 11 a.m. to inform sellers of the agreement reached yesterday with the Madrid City Council, through which the traditional Madrid market will reopen on Sunday, November 22 after eight months without activity.

As they have transferred the Association el rastro, Asociación Argatsana, and the Independent Association of the Rastro (Asiveras) in a statement, this is an agreement reached "after suffering many dramas for 8 months" where they say that 1,000 families of sellers of the trail They have not been able to carry out their commercial activity, since the approval of the suspension of the celebration of the Rastro.

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9.10 – CANTABRIA | As of this weekend, the curfew is brought forward at 10 p.m. in the autonomous community of Cantabria due to the advance of infections. Non-essential establishments, including the hospitality industry, will remain closed from 21.30. If the record of daily infections cannot be stabilized, the region will propose the total closure of the hotel industry. Until now, the curfew was set at 00 hours.

9.03 – CHINA | China has not registered new cases by local transmission in its mainland during the last 24 hours, but has added 13 new imported cases, as reported by local authorities this Sunday. In addition, one suspected case has been detected in Shanghai and six asymptomatic cases, all from outside the mainland of the country, while four asymptomatic cases have been re-categorized. as confirmed.

8.30 – MEXICO | Mexico has exceeded one million cases of coronavirus this Saturday by adding 5,860 cases to official balances, which raises the total of infections in the country to 1,003,253, according to the Ministry of Health. In addition, 635 people have lost their lives due to this disease in the last 24 hours. Since the first case of coronavirus was notified in the country on February 28, 98,259 Mexicans have died from the coronavirus, according to the newspaper 'El Universal'.

Health personnel performing PCR tests in Mexico. (EFE)

Regarding the state of the hospital network, according to the Ministry of Health, 35% of general beds they are busy, while, in the case of beds with mechanical ventilators, occupancy drops to 27 percent.

8.15 – BRAZIL | Good Morning. Brazil has reached 165,568 deaths from coronavirus this Saturday, registering in the last 24 hours 921 deaths from this disease, according to official data. In addition, the country's health authorities have reported 38,307 new infections that put the total number of infections at 5,848,959. The Brazilian government has had difficulties this week to update its figures due to problems in the computer systems that Agencia Brasil attributes to a possible cyber attack. Therefore, figures such as suspicious deaths remain unchanged since this Thursday, when there were 2,388 deaths under investigation.