Last minute coronavirus | The delivery of doses of Moderna to Spain is cut in half

The coronavirus pandemic has left about 340,000 cases worldwide during the last day, with which the total exceeds the barrier of 109 million cases, with more than 2.4 million deaths to date, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, one of the leading COVID-19 monitoring agencies.

During the last day, 338,642 infections have been detected and 7,921 dead, which places the totals at 109,162,197 and 2,408,635, respectively, with 61,368,374 people recovered coronavirus, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

The United States continues to rank as the most affected country in total figures, with more than 27.69 million infections and almost 486,325 dead, followed by India, with 10.9 million and 155,813 deaths; and Brazil, with almost 9.86 million accumulated positives and 239,773 deaths, respectively.

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21:49 – FRANCE | France touches 3.5 million cases of coronavirus this Tuesday by registering in the last 24 hours a total of 19,590 new cases of the disease, four times more than those registered on Monday because fewer tests are analyzed on weekends.

With this new update, the number of coronavirus infections detected by the French health authorities is 3,489,129 since the pandemic began.

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20:42 – The Community of Madrid has registered since the first week of July 2020 a total of 1,576 coronavirus outbreaks with 13,865 associated cases and that occurred mainly in family, social and work settings, as well as in centers such as nursing homes or schools.

The epidemiological report that the Ministry of Health publishes every Tuesday collect a breakdown of sprouts according to the area in which they registered, starting from the first week of July 2020, when the outbreak notification strategy began at the national level.

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20:01 – The state of New York, which was the most impacted in the United States by the covid-19 pandemic at the beginning of the crisis in 2020, has registered a record demand for appointments to be vaccinated against the disease coinciding with the extension of eligibility to anyone who suffers from a medical condition, authorities reported Tuesday.

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19:40 – The Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN) has published an official statement, with the endorsement of the COVID Advisory Council (Vaccine Group) of the Federation of Scientific Medical Associations of Spain (FACME), to ensure that the AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus does not present any safety or efficacy problem among patients with diabetes and / or with other endocrinological and / or metabolic diseases.

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19:24 – ITALY | The Italian health authorities have confirmed this Tuesday 10,386 new coronavirus infections and 336 deaths due to the disease, compared to 7,350 and 258, respectively, found during the previous day.

With these figures, Italy has counted, so far, 2,739,591 infected with coronavirus and 94,171 deceased total. Of the cases, 393,686 remain active, a decrease of 4,412 compared to Monday. So far, 2,251,734 people have managed to recover from the disease in the transalpine country.

19:18 – NICARAGUA | The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic reached 172 in Nicaragua, since the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was detected in the country last March, reported this Tuesday the Ministry of Health.

Nicaraguan health authorities also reported that the number of people with covid-19 reached 6,418, after detecting 51 new confirmed cases in the last seven days.

An ambulance enters a hospital in Managua (Nicaragua). EFE / Jorge Torres / Archive

19:07 – ARAGÓN | The Government of Aragon has reported the declaration of 215 new cases of coronavirus in the autonomous community, corresponding to the results of 2,721 diagnostic tests, known this Monday, February 15, with a positivity of 7.90 percent.

According to the definitive data published in the Transparency Portal of the regional ExecutiveIn the province of Zaragoza, 135 new cases have been reported, in Teruel, 42, and in Huesca, 38.

19:00 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has notified this Tuesday two deaths from coronavirus in a day in which, on the other hand, the healthcare pressure continues to decrease with 26 fewer patients admitted, up to 107. On the other hand, active cases fell notably from 708 to 619 (89 less than yesterday).

18:40 – LAST HOUR | Health has communicated this Tuesday 10,057 new cases and 530 deaths by covid-19.

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Cumulative incidence continues to decline, up to 385 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days.

18:24 – In Spain, 2,624,512 doses of the covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have been administered until Tuesday, 90 percent of those distributed among the autonomous communities, which amounts to 2,914,755 units. In addition, 1,096,922 people have received the complete vaccination schedule.

The Ministry of Health has provided this information in the activity report of the vaccination process against covid-19 based on data collected between December 27, day the vaccinations began, and this Tuesday, February 16.

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18:19 –The Mayor's Office of Sao Paulo, one of the Brazilian cities hardest hit by the pandemic, announced this Tuesday that it will hire 5,000 mothers of students to oversee health protocols in municipal schools, in order to avoid outbreaks of covid-19.

The initiative is aimed at unemployed women between the ages of 18 and 50 who reside in the São Paulo capital, which until Monday accounted for nearly 500,000 confirmed cases and 18,010 deaths associated with the new coronavirus.

18:17 – BALEARIC ISLANDS | Active cases of coronavirus have fallen by 37.1% in Palma in the last fortnight, while they have been reduced by almost half in Ibiza (-47.3%), according to data from the Balearic Epidemiology Service. Palma is thus situated with 1,502 active cases as of February 15, when on the 1st of this month it had 2,388, and Ibiza recorded 602 cases, when at the beginning of the month he had 1,143.

18:14 – The general secretary of the Socialist Party of Castilla y León, Luis Tudanca, considers that the president of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, must resign "today" after the "devastating" decision of the Supreme Court, which cancels the advance of the curfew at 8:00 p.m.

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18:10 – The Chairman of the Board, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, has advanced that this Wednesday, February 17, the agreement will be published that annuls the curfew at 8:00 p.m. to be established between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

This has been indicated by the regional president after this Tuesday the Supreme Court has annulled the advance of the Curfew at 8:00 p.m., in force in the Community since last January 16. A decision that the Board assumes, "as it cannot be otherwise", although the curfew has been, as Mañueco has insisted, one of the fundamental elements to stop the pandemic. "

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17:58 – CHILE | Chile has overcome this Tuesday the barrier of 780,000 people infected of coronavirus since the pandemic began, a figure that has reached after reporting 2,547 more in the last 24 hours.

Specifically, the health authorities of the Latin American country have already counted 782,039 people infected with coronavirus, of which 21,539 remain active. For its part, 16,644 people have died from the disease in Chile, 20 in the last 24 hours.

17:46 – EXTREMADURA | The autonomous community of Extremadura has registered 84 confirmed positive cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours, as well as four deaths (representing a total of 1,662 since the start of the pandemic).

Likewise, in Extremadura hospitals 242 people are admitted, 46 of them in the ICU. There have also been 739 registrations on this day, which is equivalent to a cumulative 63,852 registrations in the region.

17:39 – CASTILLA-LA MANCHA | The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has confirmed 178 new cases of coronavirus infection and 13 deaths from this cause in the last 24 hours, in which there has been a decrease in the number of hospitalized.

By provinces, Toledo has registered 61 new cases, Ciudad Real 44, Guadalajara 31, Cuenca 22 and Albacete 20. The cumulative number of cases since the start of the pandemic is 168,462.

17:33 – The Portuguese health authorities have notified 1,502 new cases of COVID-19 this Tuesday, a figure lower than the average of the last week but already rising above 777,000 the provisional balance of confirmed positives since the beginning of the pandemic.

Specifically, the General Directorate of Health (DGS) includes in its balance sheets 777,561 cases, of which 677,719 are already recovered –8,865 more than Monday. The death toll has been updated this Tuesday with 111 more deaths, to a total of 15,522, according to the RTP network.

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17:18 – The Government of Norway has informed this Tuesday that it will begin to withdraw some of the restrictions imposed last month in the Oslo region to reduce infections and the spread of new variants of the coronavirus.

"The situation in Oslo, Nordre Follo, Halden and the surrounding areas has already been sufficiently monitored," said Health Minister Bent Hoie, confirming that The government's decision will take effect on Thursday.

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17:04 –The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has received the request for conditional marketing authorization for the Janssen single-dose coronavirus vaccine.

Now, the EMA Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) will evaluate the vaccine and "could issue an opinion in mid-March of 2021, provided that the data of the company on the efficacy, safety and quality of the vaccine are sufficiently complete and robust, "the EMA explained in a statement.

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16:52 – MADRID | The Community of Madrid has notified 2,141 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,659 correspond to the last 24 hours, and 43 more deaths in hospitals, according to the report on the epidemiological situation on Tuesday with data at the end of the previous day.

On the preceding day, with data corresponding to Sunday, they reported 319 new cases of coronavirus, of which 242 corresponded to the last 24 hours, and 51 more died in hospitals.

16:47 – CANARY ISLANDS | Canarias has registered this Tuesday a total of 126 new positives for coronavirus up to accumulating 38,755 cases and one deceased in Lanzarote, which brings the number of deaths in the archipelago to 563, according to the data updated every day by the Ministry of Health of the Government of the Canary Islands.

The archipelago has 6,881 active cases (-50) of which 79 are admitted to the ICU (-7), 302 on the hospital floor (+5) and 6,500 remain isolated in their homes.

16:38 – Nearly half of people who have tested positive for coronavirus have reported symptoms of depression, according to a new study by Researchers from Bangladesh, the United States and Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom.

The study, published in the 'International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health', were conducted through a cross-sectional survey of more than 1,000 adult Bangladesh coronavirus patients over the course of a month.

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16:25 – The Ministry of Health and Families of the Junta de Andalucía counts this Tuesday a total of 69 social health centers with a positive case in Covid-19 among its users, which are 36 less – 34.2% less – than the 105 a those that rose that figure a week ago, on February 9, and in which 340 affected by the coronavirus reside.

A woman from the Fray Leopoldo Residence in Granada receives the covid vaccine. (EFE)

16:07 – Researchers have found, through MRI, significant abnormalities in the eyes of some people with severe coronavirus, according to a study published in the journal Radiology. The results of the study support the need for an eye exam in these patients to provide appropriate treatment and management of ophthalmologic manifestations potentially serious coronavirus.

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15:43 – Andalusia prepares to put up half a million vaccines weekly adapting large facilities such as football stadiums, sports centers or university campuses, with the aim of reaching the summer with the 70% of the immunized population.

The Governing Council of the Junta de Andalucía has analyzed the '500,000 Plan', which will be approved at next week's meeting and which includes the implementation of large surfaces, mostly in the open air and with easy access by car, in which the safety distances are respected to carry out this mass vaccination strategy.

15:12 – Spain registered a excess mortality of 27.5% in November, the worst month of the second wave of the pandemic, a figure that is below the European Union average, where the excess of mortality was 40% in that month, in which the highest peak of deaths was registered in the EU in 2020.

As reflected in the data published this Monday by Eurostat, the worst data during this second wave was recorded in Bulgaria (95.7%), Poland (97.2%) and Slovenia (91%) at the peak of November.

14:49 – CASTILLA Y LEÓN | The community adds 484 new confirmed cases of covid-19, which places the global figure to date at 207,461, while registering 18 new fatalities (all of them in hospitals), as well as a total of 25,473 medical discharges, 207 of them new, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Health.

The statistics published this Tuesday register 18 deaths in the hospitals of the Community, which raises up to 5,185 the total figure of deaths in these centers.

Thus, the Minister of Health of Castilla y León, Veronica Married, has stated this Tuesday that it is "evident" that, with the ICU occupancy data and the current rates of covid infections, despite the decline in recent days, "you can't do any relaxation" of the restrictive measures in force.

14:34 – Most of the spokespersons for Congress have spoken in favor of creating a commission to investigate the management of vaccination in Spain in order to debug responsibilities that may arise from those people and senior officials who have skipped the vaccination protocol and to know how the purchase and the administration of vaccines.

The Board of Spokespersons of Congress has approved by majority except with the contrary vote of Vox this Tuesday that the Plenary can debate the creation of this investigation commission requested by Más País, Compromís and Nueva Canarias and that would have the purpose of investigating for six months the irregularities, failures or delays that have occurred in the vaccination process.

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14:13 – The Government of Aragon has lowered the restrictions in Calatayud, which returns to health alert level 3 aggravated. The decision, which came into effect on Tuesday, is taken before the favorable evolution of epidemiological data in the municipality.

Specifically, Health restores this Tuesday the health alert level 3 aggravated in the town, regulated in Law 3/2020, of December 3, which establishes the legal health alert regime for the control of the covid-19 pandemic in the Autonomous Community.

14:01 – LAST MINUTE | The Supreme Court has suspended this Tuesday in a precautionary way the curfew decreed by Castilla y León at eight in the afternoon, legal sources explain to El Confidencial.

The decision of the high court, which gave the regional government led by Alfonso Fernández Mañueco 10 days to present allegations, comes after the State Attorney appealed this restriction considering that violated state decree alarm. In the car notified this Tuesday, the Supreme Court does not go into the merits of the matter, which remains pending a new resolution.

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13:56 – CANTABRIA | The community has added this Monday two new deaths due to coronavirus, two women aged 86 and 92, who raise 501 total deceased in the community since the start of the pandemic.

In addition, in the last 24 hours it has added 100 new cases of covid, seven more than the previous day. The occupancy of the Intensive Care Units has also increased, which is 24.8 percent, more than one point higher, with 29 people admitted.

13:41 – BALEARIC ISLANDS | The Balearic Epidemiology Service has notified this Tuesday 128 new positives and four deaths due to covid-19, so that the accumulated total is 55,235 reported cases and 674 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in the community.

In the last 24 hours, 1,038 tests have been carried out to detect the coronavirus, of which 104 have been positive (56 more than yesterday). According to the Ministry of Health, the positivity rate stands at 3.26% and the number of tests carried out to detect the virus amounts to 1,038,041 since the start of the pandemic.

13:26 – LA RIOJA | The territory has notified this Tuesday two deaths from coronavirus in a day in which, on the other hand, the healthcare pressure continues to decrease with 26 fewer patients admitted, to 107. For its part, active cases decrease notably from 708 to 619 (89 less than yesterday).

According to the data provided today by the Government of La Rioja, the deceased are a man, elderly, who did not live in a residence of older people and people with risk factors; and a middle-aged woman with risk factors.

13:06 – The Government of Castilla-La Mancha has the will to "flex as much as possible" current restrictions in the region –which is at level 3, except the Toledo municipalities of Fuensalida, Torrijos and Casarrubios– and has indicated that it will be on Monday, February 22, when possible changes would be applied.

After the latest data on Monday, with a cumulative incidence of 399 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Guijarro has indicated that, "if everything evolves in this way", flexibility measures could be taken that would come into force on Monday 22, the date on which the term expires since last Friday the region will go to level 3.

12:51 – ANDALUSIA | The community has added this Tuesday 972 coronavirus cases, the lowest daily figure since January 2 (407), according to data published in the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA), which records 113 dead in the last 24 hours, a very high figure, but still the fifth highest after last Wednesday's data (114).

Andalusia adds 972 cases of coronavirus, the lowest daily figure since January 2

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In addition, the cumulative incidence rate in Andalusia has dropped this Monday to 451.1 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, which is 43.7 less than that recorded on Monday (494.8) and 275.7 less than seven days ago (726.8).

12:33 – The Minister of Education of the Government of the Canary Islands, Manuela Armas, promised this Monday with ANPE Canarias that the vaccination campaign for teachers will start at the end of March and it will start with the Infant schools and the special education centers because they are the groups that are in closer contact with the students and without protective measures.

Armas also admitted that the AstraZeneca vaccine It cannot be administered to a significant number of teachers because it is not allowed to inoculate it to people over 55 years of age, an age group in which, according to the administration's calculations, they are around 7,000 workers right now, the union says in a note.

12:06 – NAVARRA | The community registered 59 new positive cases of covid-19 this Monday, a figure slightly higher than the previous day (48) but it remains in the trend of the last days.

Yesterday a total of 1,746 tests, between PCR and antigen test, which yields a 3.4% positivity rate. Navarra thus chains ten days below 5% positivity.

11:44 – GALICIA | The number of active cases due to coronavirus continues to decline in Galicia, according to the latest data provided by the Galician Health Service (Sergas), which also reports that hospital pressure, especially critical patients, also marks a downward curve.

According to the updated figures at six o'clock yesterday afternoon, Monday, the number of people with active infection is 12,464588 fewer, and the number of hospitalized patients in intensive care is reduced by 19.

11:27 – The covid-19 pandemic has caused an increase in deaths registered in the Basque Country of 7.8% in the third quarter of 2020, compared to the same period of the previous year, and 12.5% ​​compared to the average of the last ten years, according to the data made public this Tuesday by the Basque Institute of Statistics, Eustat.

Specifically, in the third quarter of last year they were registered in the Basque Autonomous Community 5,349 deaths, 387 more deaths compared to the same quarter of 2019 and 596 more than average of the previous ten years.

11:10 – The Community of Madrid allows places of worship to also complete the scheduled activity after 22 hours, as also happens in cinemas, theaters, auditoriums, tent circuses, multipurpose multipurpose rooms and similar spaces.

This is stated in the modification of the order of exceptional measures to stop the advance of the coronavirus, which has been published this Tuesday in the Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid (BOCM).

10:48 – CATALONIA | The third wave of the epidemic continues to fall in Catalonia, although in the last 24 hours the number of people in serious condition in ICUs has grown by seven, 1,565 new ones have been diagnosed contagions and another 47 deaths from covid have been reported.

According to the epidemiological data updated this Tuesday by the Health department, today there are a total of 2,323 patients with coronavirus, 36 less than yesterday, of which 639 are in ICU, seven more than the day before.

10:29 – LAST MINUTE | The Moderna company will deliver to Spain around 200,000 doses of your vaccine against the covid, which is half of what in principle I was going to receive this week, although that reduction, that affects the whole EU, will be compensated in the month of March.

Sources from the Ministry of Health have assured this, who have indicated that this reduction will affect the next shipment and thus it has been communicated to the autonomous communities so that they take it into account in their vaccination schedules especially for the second doses.

The delivery of doses of Moderna to Spain is cut in half, but will "make up" in March

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10:05 – Vaccination against covid-19 in the UK, where more than 15 million people have already received the first dose, it is reducing hospitalizations, deaths and transmission of the coronavirus, according to the British newspaper 'The Times'.

When comparing the cases of the elderly who have received the vaccine versus those who have not, the preliminary data show que el plan de inmunización está reduciendo las hospitalizaciones y los fallecimientos por covid-19, subraya el rotativo.

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09:44 — Las autoridades de Rusia han confirmado este martes más de 13.000 casos y cerca de 460 muertos por coronavirus durante el último día, por lo que el país euroasiático roza los umbrales de los 4,1 millones de contagios y los 81.000 fallecidos.

El centro operativo nacional para la lucha contra el coronavirus ha detallado que durante el último día se han detectado 13.233 casos y 459 muertos, lo que sitúa los totales en 4.099.323 y 80.979, respectivamente, desde el inicio de la pandemia.

Una pareja se besa en Moscú. (EFE)

09:21 — Australia ha anunciado este martes la aprobación de la vacuna contra el covid-19 de la farmacéutica anglosueca AstraZeneca y la Universidad de Oxford sin restricciones a priori para los mayores de 65 años.

La Administración de Bienes Terapéuticos (TGA, siglas en inglés), indica en un comunicado que ha aprobado el uso de la vacuna para personas mayores de 18 años para los dos próximos años, y se convierte en la segunda en obtener la luz verde en el país oceánico tras la de Pfizer.

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08:56 — Un escándalo en el seno del organismo de la OMS por los presuntos intentos de enmascarar la falta de preparación italiana contra la pandemia se ha extendido por todo el país:

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08:30 — ¡Buenos días! La tasa a 14 días superior a 250 casos por cada cien mil habitantes, nivel que se considera de alto riesgo de transmisión; la situación de las unidades de críticos en los hospitales y el “contagio explosivo” son las causas que obligan a frenar la desescalada en Galicia.

La Comunidad adoptó duras restricciones el pasado 27 de enero y el informe de la Dirección General de Salud Pública, como recoge el Diario Oficial publicado esta noche, recomienda el mantenimiento de las mismas en una comunidad con “menor inmunidad natural” y una “población envejecida”.

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