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The coronavirus pandemic yesterday registered a new world record for daily infections, with 625,000 new cases and 13,988 deaths. Today, more than 734,000 new cases and 13,529 deaths are reported and the disease raises its accumulated to more than 73.5 million infections and 1.6 million fatalities, according to the balance of Johns Hopkins University, one of the main organisms in charge of monitoring the pandemic. With the new data, the global count already stands at 74,248,878 infected people and 1,649,032 fatalities.

U.S It touches the 17 million infected people, also leading the classification by number of deaths. The country has registered the worst case data of the entire pandemic in recent weeks and today adds more than 247,000 positives and 3,656 deaths in the last balance, beating the daily record of cases and deaths, with 307,501 fatalities.

India, the second most affected country in the world, continues with the downward trend in the rate of infections. It accumulates 9,956,557 cases and 144,451 deaths. In third position remains Brazil, which has registered more than 7 million infections and exceeds 182,000 deaths.

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10:46 – LAST MINUTE | The president of the Community, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, has advanced that the regional government is not going to prevent "citizens from entering or leaving" autonomy to visit their families, nor will it close shops and hotels.

Ayuso announces that it will not confine Madrid at Christmas or close shops and hotels

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This has been transferred in the Plenary of the Madrid Assembly, in response to a question about the mobility restrictions of the Vox spokesperson, Rocío Monasterio. Ayuso has stressed that they will continue with the same measures they have taken so far, since they have given "good results." These go in the direction of awareness, ventilation, night closings and measures in basic health areas with a high incidence of the virus.

"We do not consider ruining the shops, or closing the hotel industry, or affecting the economy more and more," he has advanced, before the Deputy Minister of Health, Antonio Zapatero, announce this Friday the new measures to stop the virus in autonomy.

10:42 – NAVARRA | Navarra registered a rise in new cases of covid-19 this Wednesday, with 124, compared to 93 the previous day, according to provisional data from the Government of Navarra.

In total, 1,830 tests were carried out yesterday in Navarra, both for PCR and antigens, of which 124 gave positive results. The positivity rate thus grows to 6.8 percent.

10:38 – The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel macron, has tested positive for covid-19, as reported by the French agency AFP and confirmed by El Elíseo. The leader will be quarantined for the next seven days.

French President Emmanuel Macron positive for coronavirus

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10:38 – The Health and Family Counselor, Jesus Aguirre, has ensured that Andalusia has the entire device ready to begin vaccination against the coronavirus when possible, even on Christmas Day. "I will drop two tears when the first Andalusian is vaccinated," said the counselor in an interview on Canal Sur Televisión.

10:26 – The Junta de Andalucía has criticized this Thursday that the central government has promoted "17 different Christmases", leaving all decisions in the hands of the autonomous communities.

Speaking to Cadena SER, the Andalusian Government spokesperson and counselor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elijah Bendodo, has indicated that the national Executive promised that there would not be "17 different Christmases" and, however, at the end yesterday it was confirmed, when the Inter-territorial Health Conference met, that there will be "17 different Christmases", while leaves in the hands of the communities the decision to "toughen or relax" measures depending on how the pandemic evolves.

10:16 – Twitter has announced the new measures it will take on misinformation around covid-19 vaccines, which will include everything from removing the most harmful content to labeling those that offer potentially misleading information.

10:03 – CATALONIA | The speed of spread of the coronavirus It continues to rise in Catalonia, with an Rt of 1.34 (this Wednesday was 1.22), 2,269 confirmed positive people and 30 more deaths reported in the last 24 hours, which brings the total since the start of the pandemic to 16,524 people.

According to data from the Department of Health, updated this Thursday, the risk of regrowth (EPG), which measures the potential growth rate of the epidemic, also rises to 274 points from 245 this Wednesday, while the pressure in hospitals begins to grow although slowly.

The epidemic worsens in Catalonia and exceeds 2,200 daily infections

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Thus, 1,523 people are admitted to Catalan hospitals, 56 more than the previous day, of which 345 remain in the Intensive Care Units, the same as on Wednesday.

09:47 – LAST MINUTE | The King emeritus will not finally return to Spain at Christmas due to the situation of the coronavirus pandemic and his status as a high-risk person, as confirmed by the Royal Household, which also denies that he is currently admitted for covid-19.

King Juan Carlos I will not return to Spain at Christmas due to the pandemic situation

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Juan Carlos I would have transferred a message to his relatives in which he assures that he prefers the stability of the place where he is before the health situation improves.

09:26 – LAST MINUTE | The coronavirus pandemic has left in the last 24 hours in U.S a double daily record, with more than 247,000 new cases and 3,656 deaths, according to the balance of Johns Hopkins University.

The US breaks its daily record with 3,784 deaths and 250,458 infections in 24 hours

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In the last day, in the United States there have been 247,403 new cases of coronavirus, thus surpassing the record of 233,133 daily infections reached on December 11, and 3,656 fatalities, which far exceeds the previous record, registered on December 11, with 3,306 deaths.

With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in the United States amounts to 16,979,777 infected people and 307,501 fatalities. New York remains the US state most affected by the pandemic, with 35,927 deaths, followed by Texas, with 24,920 deaths, and California, with 21,889 deaths.

08:46 – The coronavirus pandemic has left in the last 24 hours in Germany 26,923 new cases and 698 deaths, compared to the 27,728 infections and the 952 deaths of the previous day, according to the balance published this Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute, the German government agency in charge of the control of infectious diseases.

Germany adds more than 26,900 new cases of covid-19 and almost 700 deaths in 24 hours

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With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 1,406,161 infected people and 24,125 deaths. As for recoveries, the figure rises to 1,047,600 people cured, including 22,600 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

08:28 – The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has stressed this Wednesday that the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus will reach everyone equally, "without pettiness", reaching "even the most remote communities."

07:52 – New Zealand It plans to immunize its more than 5 million inhabitants against COVID-19 for free in the second quarter of 2021, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Thursday after confirming the purchase of some 18 million doses of two vaccines.

07:51 – China announced today the temporary suspension of imports of the Argentine Cooperativa de Trabajo Espejo de Mar Limitada after detecting traces of the coronavirus in packaging of frozen products.

China finds coronavirus for the first time in nationally produced frozen foods

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07:50 – The Ministry of Health of Argentina has diagnosed 6,843 new cases of coronavirus this Wednesday, which means that 1,517,046 people have already contracted the disease, of which 1,347,914 have managed to recover.

07:49 – Brazil, one of the three countries in the world most affected by the pandemic, surpassed this Wednesday the seven million confirmed cases and it is close to 184,000 deaths related to covid-19, according to the Government.

Bolsonaro confirms that he will spend 3,200 M euros on the anticovid vaccines that he rejects

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As disclosed by the Ministry of Health in its most recent epidemiological bulletin, in the last 24 hours, 936 deaths and 70,574 new cases were registered, figures that confirm an upward trend registered in recent days and that stopped a slowdown that was had in the greater part of the country.

07:49 – The President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, announced this Wednesday a battery of measures to curb the rate of infections in the face of Christmas, including the suspension of entry to the country from December 21 to January 10.

07:42 – For the second day in a row, South Korea has diagnosed more than a thousand daily cases of coronavirus. On this occasion, the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 1,014 more.

South Korea breaks its record with 1,078 daily coronavirus infections

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07:42 – The Minister of Health of Ecuador, Juan Carlos Zevallos, reported this Wednesday that the Health Regulation and Control Agency has approved the use of the candidate vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and BioNTech against the coronavirus.

07:41 – Hong Kong It has managed to drop this Thursday to 82 cases after several days above a hundred, while China adds another seven infections, although all of them from abroad.

A PCR test in Hong Kong. (EFE)

07:40 – A health worker from the state of Alaska (USA) has suffered an allergic reaction to the vaccine against covid-19 developed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer and it becomes the first reaction of this type registered in the United States, although it was already contemplated by the country's officials that an occasional allergy could occur.