Last minute coronavirus | Aragon annuls the decree of the perimeter closure and approves another until 20-D

The coronavirus pandemic has registered in the last 24 hours more than 506,000 new cases and 8,670 deaths, bringing the total to more than 63 million infected people and 1.46 million fatalities, according to the balance published Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University.

All over the world they have been recorded in the last day 506,078 new cases, which add up to a total of 63,290,093 infections worldwide, while the global figure of deceased stands at 1,469,052. More than 40.5 million people have managed to overcome the respiratory disease generated by the coronavirus.

The United States has registered in recent weeks worst case data of the entire pandemic and computes in this balance more than 157,000 positives, bringing the total to 13.5 million infections. The fatalities rise to 268,087.

India, on the other hand, continues with the downward trend of the infection rate in recent weeks, although it already exceeds 9.46 million cases. Meanwhile, Brazil remains in third position with more than 6.33 million cases and 173,120 deaths.

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15:41 – ASTURIAS | The Ministry of Health of the Principality of Asturias confirmed this Monday a total of 145 new positive cases of covid-19 related to the day of Monday, when 4,992 tests were carried out.

Thus, the regional government indicates in its advance data that the positivity rate stands at 4.47%, according to the criteria established by the Ministry of Health.

15:26 – The Basque Government has warned that it is not planned modify curfew, currently set between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., "in many weeks", with the exception of the days December 24 and 31, in which he proposes allowing mobility until one in the morning.

In addition, the spokesman for the regional Executive, Bingen Zupiria, stressed this Tuesday that the Basque Government maintains the criterion of "reducing to the maximum" mobility and groups of people, although it is willing to "relax" their positions If this achieves a basic agreement in the whole of the State on preventive measures against the coronavirus for the coming Christmas.

15:15 – The city of Córdoba will celebrate an "aerial" Three Wise Men parade with three hot air balloons that will fly over the city on the morning of January 5 and will serve as alternative to traditional parade suspended due to the pandemic.

During the presentation this Tuesday of the Christmas program that the Córdoba City Council will carry out, the mayor of the city, José María Bellido, explained that the idea is that the Three Kings "greet all the children from heaven" and that families can see it from their balconies.

14:59 – The Minister of Health of the Government of Aragon, Sira Repollés, has stated that it will be before the Christmas holidays when his department will make decisions regarding the "relaxation of measures", both in the perimeter confinements of the three provinces and of the autonomous community, as well as on the gauges in hotels, gyms and the rest of social activities set to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Repollés has stated that Aragón, like all autonomous communities, has a "flexibilization plan" of the restrictions applied against covid-19, which is "conditioned" to the epidemiological evolution of infections and, "especially, in our case, to the situation we have in hospitals and ICUs."

14:48 – The Minister of Finance and Government spokesperson, María Jesús Montero, has confirmed that the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS), made up of the Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities, will approve this Wednesday the restrictions to be imposed at Christmas due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Among the main measures contemplated in the draft plan, highlights the proposal to limit to six people the family and social gatherings that are held during the Christmas holidays and a nightly confinement between 1:00 am and 6:00 am on December 24 and 31, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, respectively.

Moncloa plans dinners at 6 and a curfew at 1:00 for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

J. Corbacho

14:34 – The Regional Minister of the Presidency and spokesperson for the Government, Meritxell Budó, has warned this Tuesday of the rebound in the reproduction speed of the coronavirus (rt), which has gone from 0.78 to 0.84, and it has not guaranteed that the phase of the reopening plan can be passed from next Monday.

At a telematic press conference after the Consell Executiu, he explained that this increase in the RT this Tuesday has made "turn on the alarms" in the Government and has explained that throughout this week will analyze the evolution epidemiological data to see if it is possible to move on to the second tranche of the reopening.

14:23 – BALEARIC ISLANDS | The Balearic Epidemiology Service has notified the Ministry of Health this Tuesday 174 new positives and two deaths due to COVID-19, so that the accumulated total is 24,646 reported cases and 412 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in the archipelago.

As reported by the Ministry of Health and Consumption, in the last 24 hours 115 active infection diagnostic tests have been positive (14 more than this Monday) and the positivity rate stands at 3.81%. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 623,772 diagnostic tests have been carried out in the Balearic Islands, 3,018 in the last day.

14:11 – The Minister council has agreed on Tuesday the authorization to comply with the provisions of the European Commission decision for the acquisition of vaccines against covid-19, specifically those of Janssen, Moderna and CureVac, which represent a total of 52,707,888 doses of vaccines for Spain.

Specifically, according to the agreement between Janssen and the Commission, Spain would correspond by population, 20,875,725 vaccines, predictably distributed throughout 2021; with respect to Moderna as established in Spain correspond by population 8,348,979 initial doses, also distributed throughout 2021, and in the case of CureVac, Spain has 23,483,184 doses distributed, predictably, from the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022.

The EU plans to approve Pfizer's vaccine on December 29 and Moderna's on January 12

Paola Bruni

13:56 – CASTILLA Y LEÓN | The community counts a total of 127,890 positive for coronavirus, of them 323 new, 23 new fatalities (21 of them in hospitals and two in residences) and 151 more discharges, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health.

Statistics for this Tuesday register 21 deaths in hospitals. In total in this area, 3,745 deaths have been reported so far in the Community. For its part, the hospital discharges of patients who were admitted with covid-19 already reach 17,633, after adding another 151 in the previous 24 hours.

13:47 – The virologist of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) Margarita del Val has asked this Tuesday to mitigate the "hopes" placed on vaccines against covid-19, a "very slippery terrain", because what is known so far are advertisements that must be verified.

Del Val has raised the debate of to what extent it is convenient generate "hopes" without the certainty that these can then be fulfilled, despite assuming that society is mired in discouragement.

13:39 – BASQUE COUNTRY | Euskadi has registered this past Monday 486 new infections of covid-19, which is 51 more than the previous day, although the rate of positives in relation to the tests carried out has dropped more than one point, to 5.6%. Plant admissions in Basque hospitals have increased, with 42 new hospitalized patients with this disease, but the people who remain in ICUs are down to 131, five less than the previous day.

According to the data made public this Tuesday by the Basque Department of Health, throughout this past Monday they have been carried out in Euskadi 8,693 PCR and antigen test, above the 6,467 tests of the previous day, of which 486 were positive, compared to 435 the day before. In this way, there has been a decrease in the rate of positives in relation to the diagnostic tests performed, which has gone from 6.7% to 5.6%.

13:22 – The 17% of people hospitalized for covid-19 have suffered a venous thrombotic event, especially those admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital, where the prevalence reaches 27.9% of patients, according to a systematic review by researchers from the Center for Network Biomedical Research (CIBER) for Respiratory Diseases (CIBERES) and the Ramón y Cajal Hospital.

The analysis also reported a significant incidence of bleeding, which affected 7.8% of the patients included, reports a note from the CIBER.

13:09 – ANDALUSIA | The community has registered 790 new cases covid-19 in the last 24 hours, which confirms the downward trend in infections, although the deceased have risen again, with 80 fatalities compared to 26 yesterday.

With these data, the fatalities stand at 4,121 and the infections in 232,569, according to the Institute of Statistics and Cartography of Andalusia.

Andalusia registers 80 deaths and drops to 790 daily coronavirus infections

Europa Press

12:51 – The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has asked the people of Madrid "stagger" to the "extent possible" visits to the downtown district of the capital to avoid concentrations of people who, as he has said, are generated "on certain days and times."

Almeida made these statements to journalists at the inauguration of the Isabel Zendal emergency hospital, where they asked him about the video of the Municipal Police that the City Council distributed to the media on Monday to show the appearance of the Sol area about 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, after the images of crowds in streets like Preciados, which flooded social networks on Saturday.

12:47 – LA RIOJA | The territory has notified three new deceased by coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data updated by the regional government. For its part, healthcare pressure has slightly increased, in three people, while active cases have fallen again and stand at 847 (63 less than yesterday).

Regarding the three new victims, they are two men and a woman, all of advanced age and with risk factors. One of the men resided in a center for the elderly.

12:33 – CANTABRIA | The community has registered four new deaths from coronavirus this Monday, -three men of 73, 75 and 91 years old, and a woman of 82, all of them with previous pathologies-, and a new increase in cases, with 105 (16 more than Sunday).

But nevertheless has gone down in three the number of hospitalized, which stands at 166, as well as that of admitted to the Intensive Care Units, with 29, one less than the day before.

Two girls in a park in Santander. (EFE)

12:17 – The Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, arrived shortly after 11 hours this Tuesday to the inauguration of the Isabel Zendal emergency hospital, at whose doors concentrated dozens of people to protest against the construction of this infrastructure and request the "resignation" of the chief executive.

Ayuso has not accessed the venue through its main entrance, as the rest of the attendees have done, and has thus avoided passing in front of the demonstration called by the Madrid Nursing Association (AME), Boards for the Public, the Union Summat de Emergencias 112 and the Union Movement Assembly of Workers and Health Workers (MATS).

Ayuso: "The Isabel Zendal hospital will be a lung for assistance in emergencies"


11:59 – The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and the German BioNTech have announced that this Monday they submitted a formal request to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to receive authorization to market and distribute their candidate for a coronavirus vaccine, as did their rival Moderna yesterday. .

The EU plans to approve Pfizer's vaccine on December 29 and Moderna's on January 12

Paola Bruni

11:46 – There are countless diseases derived from the coronavirus, from pulmonary and central or peripheral nervous system to cognitive, muscular and swallowing. It can damage multiple organs and systems of the patient, the lung, the liver, the kidney, the heart …

More than one in three people with Covid-19 report neurological symptoms such as loss or change in their sense of smell or taste, headaches, fatigue, dizziness and nausea. In some patients, the disease can even cause a stroke or other serious conditions. Until now, researchers had suspected that these manifestations must be caused by the virus entering and infecting specific brain cells. But how does SARS-CoV-2 get there?

Coronavirus is not just a respiratory disease: this is how it gets into your brain

Berta Tena

11:31 – GALICIA | The number of patients hospitalized with covid-19 in Galicia has decreased in the last day from 484 to 461 of which 69 remain in Intensive Care Units, a figure that has also been reduced.

According to data collected by the Department of Health until 6:00 p.m. this Monday, there are 392 patients in conventional units -14 less- and 69 in ICU -nine less-.

11:11 – The coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has stopped in the last 24 hours 26,402 new cases and 569 deaths in Russia, which is a new daily death record, as reported by the Russian center responsible for the fight against the virus.

"In the last 24 hours in Russia, 26,402 cases of covid-19 have been confirmed in the 85 regions, including 5,694 asymptomatic," said the agency, in a statement collected by the Russian news agency Sputnik. The previous daily record of deaths from coronavirus was reached on November 26, when 524 deaths were recorded.

Russia breaks another daily record with 569 deaths from coronavirus and 26,400 infections

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10:59 – NAVARRA | The territory registered 69 new positive cases of covid-19 this Monday, a figure lower than the 83 the day before, according to provisional data published by the provincial government this Tuesday.

Yesterday, a total of 1,452 tests, between PCR and antigen test, yielding a positivity rate of 4.8 percent compared to 8.5% the day before.

10:44 – CATALONIA | The community has registered until this Tuesday 342,405 confirmed cases accumulated coronavirus -310,877 with a PCR test or antigen test-, 1,505 more than in the count on Monday, reported the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat through its website.

The total death toll stands at 15,928; 62 more than those registered on Monday: 9,830 in hospital or social health center, 4,326 in residence, 954 in residence and 818 that are not classifiable due to lack of information.

Catalonia adds 1,505 coronavirus infections and 62 deaths in 24 hours

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10:29 – China offered the world more optimistic data than the covid pandemic presented in its early days, took too long to diagnose confirmed patients, and handled the situation in a chaotic way, assures the North American chain CNN.

These are some of the conclusions obtained hereby after analyzing internal documents of the Chinese health authorities; total, 117 pages from the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

"He handled the situation in a chaotic way": documents of the Chinese management of the covid-19 are leaked


10:05 – The American company Moderna has officially requested this Monday before the regulator the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency authorization for its coronavirus vaccine to start distributing it, thus becoming the second to do so, after the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

This same Monday, the company had announced its plans to present this approval, after providing a preliminary analysis of the phase 3 study of mRNA-1273 to evaluate the efficacy and safety of its vaccine candidate against covid-19, which confirms what it already announced a few weeks ago, that its vaccine has a reliability of 94%.

Moderna confirms 94% efficacy in its vaccine and will request European authorization today

Antonio Villarreal

09:46 – The coronavirus pandemic has left 13,604 new cases and 388 deaths in Germany in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to more than 1.06 million infected people and more than 16,300 fatalities, according to data published this Tuesday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 1,067,473 infected people and 16,636 fatalities. In terms of recoveries, the figure amounts to 758,800 people cured, including 19,800 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

Germany raises its daily balance with 13,604 coronavirus infections and 388 deaths

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09:32 – The president of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, inaugurates this Tuesday the Isabel Zendal Nurse Hospital, the first for emergencies of permanent use of these dimensions, whose main objective will be decongest the rest of the centers in the region so that they can resume their normal non-covid activity.

The emergency hospital has been target of criticism of the parties of the left and unions, and in fact the spokesmen of Más Madrid, Podemos and PSOE have declined the invitation of the regional government to attend its opening.

The good news is that we have a new hospital. The bad news is everything else

Antonio Villarreal Angel Villarino Data Unit

Vox will attend the inauguration of the pandemic hospital, an act to which not attendto the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, who last week argued "agenda reasons".

09:14 – The Junta de Castilla y León has decided to close a complete building of the Castile High School, concerted school of Marists in Burgos, which will affect tomorrow several hundred students During a period that has not yet been communicated, the director of the center, Jesús Martín, has informed the parents of the students in a statement.

The closure is produced by "Health prevention"According to the director of the center, who specifies that in the affected block there are three classes of Early Childhood Education and classrooms from first to fifth of Primary Education.

09:00 – Good Morning! The Aragonese Government has annulled the decree of mobility restrictions that ordered the perimeter confinement of the Community and its provinces, appealed by a group of citizens of Zaragoza for alleged unconstitutionality and has approved another with similar content that prolongs the measures agreed in the previous until next December 20.

The decree signed on November 4 by the Aragonese president, Javier Lambán, was appealed last week by the lawyer Santiago Palazón on behalf of a ten anonymous citizens who considered that the agreed restrictions did not comply with constitutional legality.