Last minute coronavirus | The rate of cases stabilizes in Catalonia, but income increases

Immersed in the last great bridge before the celebration of Christmas, the new coronavirus pandemic has registered in the last 24 hours more than 533,000 new cases worldwide, down from 640,000 on Sunday, until exceed 67 million affected globally, and has left another 7,189 dead more since the day before, according to the balance published this Monday by Johns Hopkins University.

With the 640,593 cases registered on Saturday, the total number of affected already amounts to 67,073,749 infections, while the global death toll stands at 1,536,072. More of 43.1 million people have managed to overcome covid-19, the respiratory disease generated by the coronavirus.

United States has registered in recent weeks worst case data of the entire pandemic and compute in this balance more than 175,000 positives and 1,114 deaths, bringing the total to 14.75 million infections. The fatalities due to the covid on US soil rise to 282,312.

India, instead, it continues with the downward trend of the contagion rate of these last weeks, although it already exceeds 9.67 million cases and accumulates 140,573 deaths. The Asian country is the one that has registered the most recoveries to date, more than 9.1 million.

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10: 56— CATALONIA | The Minister of the Interior of the Generalitat, Miquel Sàmper, has warned this Monday that Bars and restaurants could be closed again in Catalonia if the transmission speed continues to rise above 1, as well as hospital admissions, although he added that now the Rt is increasing and hospitalizations are decreasing.

"That could happen. We are analyzing the situation", he alerted when asked about a possible setback of the reopening, in statements to 'Ràdio 4' and 'La 2', and added that more social interaction has been seen and that the rt has gone up as soon as they have opened, although the majority of restaurateurs are complying with the measures.

Sàmper has assured that "there has been no mass flight"of people for the Purísima bridge and has opted for strike a balance, because it ensures that people have a lot of psychological wear.

The Minister of the Interior of the Generalitat, Miquel Samper, attends the media. (EFE)

10:48 – MADRID | The Community of Madrid hopes to vaccinate 300,000 Madrid residents against coronavirus "late in January" and has been working for weeks on how the vaccine will be distributed in freezers of logistics companies.

This is how the Deputy Minister of Public Health has explained it, Antonio Zapatero, in an interview on 'Telecinco'. The regional government met last Friday with the Ministry of Health with the aim of "start vaccination in January".

Zapatero has stressed that the Pfizer vaccine is "complex" because "It has to be kept in a freezer at -70 degrees or -80 degreesIt comes in vials from which five vaccines are extracted and is intramuscular. "" It has a complex logistical procedure, "he said.

10:33 – CATALONIA | The transmission speed of the coronavirus (Rt) in Catalonia has given a break this Monday and has stabilized at 0.99, the same as the previous day, touching 1, the limit set by the Government to reverse the de-escalation , although those hospitalized for covid and the seriously ill in the ICU have grown, and 25 people have died.

The speed of contagion stabilizes in Catalonia, but those admitted to it increase


10:00 – NAVARRA | Registered yesterday 84 new positive cases of coronavirus, which is a increase compared to 66 infections recorded the day before.

According to provisional data published by the Government of Navarra, this Sunday a total of 1,077 tests were carried out in the Autonomous Community, between PCR and antigen tests. The positivity rate stands at 7.8%, also higher than Saturday, which was 6.2%.

08:57 The pandemic has left in Germany 12,332 new cases and 147 deaths, in front of 17,767 infections and the 255 deaths of the previous day, according to data published Monday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German government agency in charge of controlling infectious diseases.

With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 1,183,655 infected people and 18,919 fatalities. In terms of recoveries, the figure rises to 863,300 people cured, including 16,900 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.

The German regions most affected by the pandemic are North Rhine-Westphalia (287,189 cases and 3,954 deaths), Bavaria (231,896 infected and 4,325 dead) and Baden-württemberg (166,641 positives and 3,022 fatalities). In Berlin the balance rises to 71,442 infected people and 683 deaths.

08:35 – China has found remains again of the coronavirus in the packaging of imported frozen products, in this case from Brazil and Uruguay, reported the health authorities of the city of Wuhan, in the center of the country.

China finds remains of coronavirus in frozen packaging from Uruguay and Brazil


08:21 – The Chinese Pharmaceutical Company Sino Biopharmaceutical, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, announced today the investment of $ 515 million (424 million euros) in the development and vaccine production for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus developed by the Chinese company Sinovac, called CoronaVac.

In a statement published on the website of the Hong Kong park, the company said that it expects this contribution to finance "the development and expansion of the capacities and production of CoronaVac," one of the four vaccines for the coronavirus. in the last phase of clinical trials entirely developed by China.

08:10 – The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, appears at a press conference to report on the latest data from the coronavirus pandemic three weeks after the start of a Christmas marked by restrictions on mobility, capacity and hours of family celebrations.

The Ministry of Health updates this Monday the data on epidemiological evolution, and although during the weekend all the alert systems of the public health services of the autonomous communities continue to be active to maintain surveillance and control throughout the Spanish territory, until the next few days it will not be possible to test how they have affected the bridge and the measures that have been taken.

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08:00 The Gran Teatre del Liceu will close this Monday and suspend the scheduled performances of 'La traviata' if the health authorities and the Procicat – the organ of the Generalitat that sets the restrictions due to the pademic – do not allow it to increase its capacity from the current 20% to 50%.

The Liceu Executive Commission met on Saturday to address the problems caused by maintaining the representations with only 20% of the capacity, which means 500 spectators, and not with 50%, which would represent the attendance of 1,144 people.

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The committee meeting was held coinciding with the publication in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat (DOGC) of the resolution by which Phase 1 of the de-escalation remains until December 20 in Catalonia as a result of the data of the pandemic, as well as the capacity established for that period in all cultural, leisure, restaurant and retail venues.

According to a statement issued by the Liceu after the meeting, "the Commission has confirmed that it is impossible to continue holding representations with a maximum presence of 500 people."

Today's function will be held as planned but, if throughout this day the capacity limit is not changed, "the future programming of the Liceu would be suspended until a forecast of normality is observed that leaves behind the costly reprogramming and cancellations", and a process of return of the important of the tickets sold.