Last minute coronavirus | Health refuses to confine Burgos and CyL will apply more measures

The new coronavirus pandemic accumulates more than 52 million cases worldwide after breaking records of deaths and infections in 24 hours by accounting for more than 12,000 deaths and more than 666,000 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 1,285,379. More of 33.95 million people they have managed to overcome the disease around the world.

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The United States has registered in recent days the worst case data of the entire pandemic and marks its new daily record on this balance, with 144,133 infections in 24 hours, thus accounting for 10.4 million in global terms. The fatalities from covid-19 on US soil rise to 241,800.

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12:58 – The Junta de Andalucía will allow the hospitality until 11:30 p.m. exclusively for the home delivery service and establishes the deadline for place orders at 10:30 p.m..

This is how one collects it correction, published today in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA), which introduces this exception to the time limit of the hotel and restaurant establishments at 6:00 p.m. from this last Tuesday. This correction occurs one day after massive mobilizations of the hotel and catering sector in all the Andalusian capitals.

Bug fixes first adapt the hospitality hours to the new restrictions in force from November 10, which requires the closure of all non-essential activities from 6:00 p.m. and sets the curfew between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

12:57 – BASQUE COUNTRY | Euskadi has detected this past Thursday 1,420 new positives in covid-19, which is eleven more than in the previous day and the 8.3% of tests carried out. Basque hospitals, for their part, have registered 60 new hospital admissions, 13 less than on Wednesday, and their ICUs welcome 134 patients, two more.

As reported by the Basque Department of Health, throughout this past Thursday there have been 17,061 PCR tests and antigens, above 16,338 the day before. Of them, 1,420 have been positive, compared to 1,409 on Wednesday. In this way, the positivity rate has dropped three tenths, 8.6% to 8.3%.

12:49 – ANDALUSIA | The community adds 46 deaths from coronavirus, 22 less than the day before, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), which counts 4,483 positives confirmed by PCR and antigen tests, 254 less than this Thursday and 144 less than Friday of last week.

The 46 deaths this day are the lower figure since last Monday after registering 95 deaths last Tuesday, the highest daily figure of the entire pandemic; 62 last Wednesday; and 68 last Thursday, third highest data in 24 hours.

12:42 – The Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital and the Foundation for the Fight against AIDS and Infectious Diseases are looking for volunteers to participate in a Phase 3 clinical trial that will study in Spain the efficacy of different vaccines currently under development against the coronavirus.

As reported by both institutions, it is about international Studies in which thousands of people of legal age, with or without underlying diseases, regardless of whether they have overcome covid-19 and it will be the first time that one of these tests has been carried out in Spain.

12:31 – The Belgian health authorities estimate that between a 10 and 20% of the Belgian population will have Sars-CoV-2 antibodies after the current second wave, a proportion that will help slow virus transmission, but does impossible to achieve immunity group without vaccines.

"Several models estimate that if we were to go towards a group immunity purely by the natural way in our country it would be necessary to count at least 60,000 dead", that is, 4.3 times more than the 13,891 deaths from covid that Belgium has registered, the French-speaking spokesman for the technical committee against the coronavirus declared this Friday at a press conference, Yves van Laethem.

"Several models estimate that if we were to go towards a group immunity through the natural route in our country we would have to count 60,000 deaths"

11:09 – ARAGON | Has notified 644 infections of covid-19, 86 less, and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours, four more, according to provisional data published in the Portal of Transparency of the Government of Aragon.

Of the total number of new infections, 433 correspond to the province of Zaragoza, 116 to that of Huesca and 80 to that of Teruel, although the number of recovered people is once again higher except for that of Teruel, with 864, 279 and 122 , respectively. In addition, they have been notified thirteen deaths, seven of them in the province of Zaragoza, six in that of Huesca and none in that of Teruel.

A hotelier collects the terrace of his establishment in Huesca. (EFE)

11:07 – GALICIA | The community has experienced by third consecutive day a rebound of new positives, 626 in total, of which 611 have been confirmed by PCR – yesterday there were 523 – and the number of patients in the ICU rises to 96, six more than those that appeared in Thursday's statistics.

As the recovery of patients in the last 48 hours (640) has been greater than the new confirmed positives, the number of active infections in Galicia has been reduced to 9,532, 22 less than the previous day. Too the number of hospitalized has fallen, specifically to 494, 20 less, according to the latest updated data from the Galician Health Service.

Several people queue up at the food distribution center of the parish of Santa Eufemia, in Ourense. (EFE)

The statistics accumulated since the outbreak of the pandemic in Galicia count 1,046 deceased, including seven notified yesterday Thursday, 44,201 infected, 33,624 cured, 780,668 PCR performed (8,324 yesterday), and 409,211 serological tests (1,406 yesterday).

11:06 – CANTABRIA | The community has added this Thursday five more deaths from coronavirus, —The highest figure of the second wave; two women of 84 and 88 years and three men, two of 87 years and one of 82, all of them with previous pathologies—, that raise to 278 total death toll.

Furthermore, in Cantabria they have been detected 226 new cases, which brings total assets in the region to 3,491, according to data provided this Friday by the Ministry of Health, with figures closed at 24 hours on Thursday.

Since the pandemic began, 278 people have died from covid-19 in Cantabria.

10:47 – Tourists and travelers who arrive in Spain without a negative PCR may be sanctioned with fines of up to 6,000 euros, in addition to having to undergo a rapid test as a measure to guarantee safe mobility, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya, assured this Friday.

"Are serious fines, dissuasive fines, not with collection interest ”, the minister stressed in statements to 'Antena 3' when asked about the decision of the Ministry of Health that, as of November 23, a negative PCR will be required for all travelers coming from regions considered at risk.

Laya announces that arriving in Spain without PCR will be sanctioned with up to 6,000 euros


10:36 – CATALONIA | The autonomous community has added 2,918 new infections of covid-19, almost 900 less than yesterday, and others 71 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, while the virus transmission speed (Rt) continues to fall, which has stood at 0.85, two hundredths less than yesterday, which begins to have repercussions in a stabilization of hospital pressure.

According to the data updated this Friday by the Department of Health, the number of sick people who are hospitalized is 2,626, a total of 61 less than yesterday, although they have slightly raised severe patients who are in the ICU, 585, two more than the day before.

Catalonia falls below 3,000 daily coronavirus infections and adds 71 ​​deaths today

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10:29 – The Community of Madrid has decided to eliminate mobility limitations and restrictions of social activity in force in ten basic health areas of the region.

(These are the 10 zones that get rid of the restriction)

The Director of Public Health, Elena Andradas, explained at a press conference that in those ten areas the decrease of more than 50% in incidence accumulated in the last 14 days of infections per 100,000 inhabitants allows them to be excluded from the restrictions, which are maintained in the 22 basic zones and 9 remaining municipalities.

10:17 – Catalan schools count this Friday 2,002 stable confined groups -2.78% of the total- and four centers closed due to coronavirus outbreaks, as reported by the Ministry of Education of the Generalitat in an update of data from the emptying that each center introduces in the 'Traçacovid' application.

The four closed centers are the Llar d'Infants L'Estel de Puig-reig (Barcelona), the Bressol Municipal School of Llívia and the Escola Bressol Municipal Germans Grimm, both in Lleida, and the Escoles Les Avelanes-ZER Montsec, in Les Avellanes and Santa Linya (Lleida): represent 0.08% of the total number of centers in Catalonia.

09:36 – NAVARRE | Navarra registered this Thursday 216 cases of covid-19 and the positivity rate remains at 6.1 percent, according to provisional data provided by the Regional Government.

3,520 PCR tests and antigen tests were carried out yesterday in the Autonomous Community, of which 216 were positive, so the positivity rate stands at 6.1 percent, similar to that of the previous day, which was 6 percent.

09:20 – The Junta de Andalucía has decided to introduce an exception to the time limitation that requires closure of the hotel and restaurant establishments starting at 6:00 p.m. effective from last Tuesday the 10th to allow them to continue with their activity until 11:30 p.m. "exclusively for the home delivery service", setting 10:30 pm as the "deadline for placing orders".

Andalusia extends the hours of the hotel business until 11:30 p.m. only for home deliveries

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This is established by a "error correction" of the order of October 29 from the Ministry of Health and Families establishing health alert levels and temporary and exceptional measures are adopted for public health reasons in Andalusia to contain the coronavirus published this Friday in the Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía, just one day after the massive mobilizations led by the hotel and restaurant sector.

08:16 – Ukraine has registered a new record of covid-19 infections this Friday by adding 11,787 cases in the last 24 hours, as reported by the Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov, in your account on the social network Facebook.

Among the infected there are 388 minors and 555 health workers, has specified the head of Ukrainian Health.

At the same time 1,587 citizens were hospitalized in the last 24 hours, while 6,155 covid patients have recovered.

Ukraine records a new daily record with 11,787 new cases, 388 of them minor


07:48 – The Government of the Autonomous City of Ceuta has announced new restrictive measures in the autonomy of Ceutí that will be reflected in a decree before the advance of the pandemic in the city that leaves 542 active cases and 42 hospitalized this Thursday.

The announcement has occurred just when Ceuta double the national average of diagnosed cases and is at the forefront of national statistics with 1,035.66 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, due to the high incidence that the virus is having in the city in this second wave.

07:30 – Good Morning! The Ministry of Health has denied this Thursday to the Junta de Castilla y León the possibility of having a legal tool that allows the home confinement of the inhabitants of Burgos capital, on which will be applied new restrictive measures, but without reaching the confinement in the homes as of Saturday, according to sources present at the meeting.

Among the restrictive measures that are published today in the Official Gazette of Castilla y León are greater capacity restrictions in the capital of Burgos, with meetings limited to three people and massive population tracking.