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The new coronavirus pandemic accumulates more than 56.9 million cases worldwide after adding in the last 24 hours more than 650,000 infections and more than 11,000 dead, which is to beat second day in a row the daily record of deaths, according to the balance published this Thursday by Johns Hopkins University. Specifically, all over the world they have been registered in the last day 650,433 new cases, while the global figure of deceased stands at 1,361,300. More than 36.2 million people have managed to overcome the disease worldwide.

In Spain, the autonomous communities have reported this Saturday, at the moment, more than 13,000 new infections. During the weekend, the Ministry of Health does not publish figures, but this Friday it reported 15,156 more infected. Since the pandemic began, around 1,560,000 cases have been registered and we must also regret more than 42,600 deaths from the virus.

For its part, the United States surpassed the 12 million infections. Specifically, it has reached 12,002,863 confirmed cases, according to the count of US television NBC. In contrast, India has managed to reduce the rate of infections in recent weeks, although it already exceeds 9 million cases and accumulates 132,162 deaths. Brazil remains in third position of this classification with more than 5.98 million cases and 168,061 deaths.

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19:40 – ASTURIAS | The president of the Principality of Asturias, Adrián Barbón, has assured this Saturday that he will not admit "insults", "attacks" and "threats" directed towards his family for the management that is developing the pandemic. This is how the head of the regional executive responded to one of the offensive messages he has received through the social network Facebook, in which mention is made of his parents and one of his nieces

19:25 – MELILLA | The autonomous city will extend the night and perimeter confinements for 15 more days to prevent the expansion of the coronavirus, as it has established in a new order that will come into force from 00:00 on Monday 23, which will remain until 7 from December. In this way, the citizens of Melilla You will not be able to leave your home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day, except for justified reasons, as happens when traveling by boat or plane, which must also be subject to a series of established and justified reasons.

18:58 – CASTILLA-LA MANCHA | The regional government, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has confirmed 670 new cases due to coronavirus infection compared to the 588 cases reported this Friday. In addition, in the last 24 hours there have been 17 deaths from coronavirus, two more than the previous day. Regarding the number of hospitalized, there are 591 patients in conventional bed, the lowest figure since October 17.

18:53 – ITALY | The authorities of the transaplino country have reported that in the last 24 hours 692 people have died by coronavirus and there have been 34,767 new infections, figures that occur at a time when the Executive is studying how to manage Christmas with measures that prevent crowds and the spread of the virus, but without damaging the economy.

The semi-desert Colosseum during the pandemic coronavirus emergency in Rome. (EFE)

18:40 – UNITED KINGDOM | British authorities have registered other 19,875 cases and 341 deaths in the last day, a little below the data registered this week, which puts the number of infections registered in the country at 1.49 million since the pandemic began. These figures represent a drop from Friday, when 511 deaths and 20,252 cases were registered; an even more pronounced decrease when compared with the data of last Saturday, when 26,860 new cases and 462 deaths were registered.

18:38 – UNITED STATES | The North American country has exceeded this Saturday the 12 million infections. Specifically, it has reached 12,002,863 confirmed cases, according to the count of the American television NBC, while the health authorities have ordered the population not to travel for the meals of the emblematic Thanksgiving holiday.

18:34 – The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, has called this Saturday to the rest of the G-20 leaders to guarantee fair, equitable and universal access to vaccines against covid-19 and full support for global efforts against the pandemic led by the World Health Organization (WHO). "We will not be safe until everyone is safe," he stressed in his speech at the G-20 summit organized by Saudi Arabia and held virtually due to the situation caused by the coronavirus.

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18:21 – CHILE | The Latin American country has registered 1,550 new infections and 27 deaths, reaching a total of 539,143 people diagnosed with the disease and 15,030 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic last March. The Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, has expressed concern about the advance of the virus in the southern part of the country, the epicenter of the pandemic at the national level for months.

17:50 – CATALONIA | Epidemiological data on the pandemic continue to improve in the region, which is preparing to start the de-escalation on Monday with the opening of restoration with limitations and the prohibition of opening the concert halls, a measure that the Government has adopted at the last minute and that has caused great discomfort in the sector.

It is contemplated that bars and restaurants open with a limit of 30% of the capacity inside but uninterruptedly until 9:30 p.m., shortly before the start of the curfew, which is maintained and during which, finally, it will not be possible to leave the municipality to attend cultural events . Cultural activities may be resumed with 50% of the capacity and a maximum of 500 people, which must be respected by libraries and museums, and the ban on leaving the municipality to attend cultural events on weekends is still in force.

17:45 – MADRID | The autonomous community has reported 35 deaths from covid-19, 6 more than on Friday, and an increase in infections, although hospitalized patients have been reduced to 1,658 of the 1,812 notified this Friday. According to the report published daily by the Ministry of Health, Madrid adds this Saturday 1,785 infections, of which 676 were notified in the last 24 hours, raising the total of confirmed cases to 348,233.

17:45 – ARGENTINA | The Government of Argentina has the "expectation" to sign next week the contract with Russia for the dissemination of the Sputnik V vaccine, Cabinet Chief Santiago Cafiero indicated this Saturday, adding that they will buy it "once it is approved" by the competent authorities.

17:43 – EUSKADI | The coordinator of the Covid-19 Technical Commission in the Basque Country, Jonan Fernández, has stated that it is "very important" to maintain "tension" in the application of the sanitary measures, and has warned that it is "essential to avoid a rebound effect that would be disastrous." After ensuring that "all indicators are improving", he stressed that it is now "very important to maintain tension and continue in the same line." "It is essential to avoid a rebound effect that would be disastrous," he added.

16:45 – PORTUGAL | Portugal exceeds a quarter of a million accumulated cases of covid. Sum since the start of the pandemic 255,970 infected Y 3,824 deceased, after 61 deaths and 6,472 positives were recorded in the last 24 hours. The country has 82,767 active cases of coronavirus and 68% of those infected in the last day occurred in the north of the country, the region most affected by the pandemic.

They are admitted to the different hospitals in Portugal 3,025 people (54 less than yesterday), of which 485 are in intensive care (4 more). The Portuguese Parliament yesterday approved the extension of the state of emergency (the highest level in the country) for 15 more days, so it will be extended until December 8. During this weekend, the Portuguese from 191 regions are in a curfew, so they cannot leave home – with exceptions – from 1 to 5 hours.

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16:40 – MELILLA | The Government of Melilla has decreed the confinement of the Shelter Center for Minors La Purísima after being decreed ten positive cases of coronavirus among its residents. In a telematic press conference this Saturday, the councilor for Districts and Minors, Mohamed Ahmed (CPM), confirmed that since last night the La Purísima juvenile center has been confined with about 400 unaccompanied minors underlining that "after detecting positive cases in the Center, they have been closed and subsequently tested."

16:25 – CANARY ISLANDS | Canarias has added a total of 139 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, of which 108 have been detected in Tenerife, in such a way that the archipelago currently accumulates 20,002 cases since the start of the pandemic, and has had to regret two new deaths -both in Tenerife-, which bring the death toll to 319 on the islands.

15:58 – BURGOS | Fourteen people have tested positive and nine are still in doubt, and will have to repeat the test, in the first 2,051 analyzes that have been carried out in the massive covid screening in Burgos that began this Saturday and will last until November 28. According to Sacyl sources, the operation is being performed very smoothly on asymptomatic people, over 18 years of age and with no maximum age limit.

The goal is to get to perform antigen tests 25% of the population of the city, which would involve about 45,000 analyzes.

For this, 170 Sacyl workers are collaborating with the support of the National Police and Civil Protection of Burgos and the Army that has been in charge of setting up the three tents with two sampling stations eachTherefore, volunteers from each Health Area will pass every day. Next week tests will also be carried out in large companies and in two points of the industrial estates of the city.

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15:38 – POLAND | The Polish Ministry of Health has registered 24,213 new infections and 574 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours. The total number of infections since the pandemic was declared amounts to 843,475, with 13,288 deaths reported; 407,075 people both overcame the disease.

The Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has indicated in a press conference that despite a relative stabilization in the number of new infections observed in recent days, "the situation continues to be very, very serious."

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15:33 – CROATIA | The Balkan country has registered other 3,573 cases of contagion, which represents a new daily record, although the number of 47 deaths in the last 24 hours has fallen compared to yesterday, according to official data published on the government website.

Today and tomorrow, new measures against the spread of the epidemic come into force, such as the closure of cafes, night bars, casinos and venues similar at 22 hours. In addition, the number of people who can meet in public places is reduced from 50 to 25, but these are changes that many experts have described as cosmetics.

14:11 – ASTURIAS | The Government of the Principality of Asturias has confirmed a total of 348 new infections detected during the last 24 hours. The Health service (Sespa) carried out 6,384 diagnostic tests yesterday and the positivity rate stood at 5.45%. The Executive does not have available, at the moment, the data of hospitalizations or deaths related to the day of this Friday.

14:05 – ANDALUSIA | The region has registered 3,424 new cases, which is 249 less than yesterday, and 50 deaths from this disease in the last twenty-four hours, five less than on Friday. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the total number of diagnosed in the community since the beginning of the pandemic reaches 214,547, while the fatalities stand at 3,599, according to data prepared by the Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) in collaboration with the Health counseling.

The number of admitted patients In Andalusian hospitals due to the virus, it stands at 2,947 people, 91 less than twenty-four hours earlier, while those hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) also fell from 519 to 512 patients, thus continuing the downward trend in pressure on community hospitals.

13:54 – CASTILLA Y LEÓN | The data for this Saturday follow the downward trend in the covid plateau of this second wave in the community, with 1,112 positives, 291 less than yesterday, and 28 deaths, of which 26 are in hospitals and two in residences. According to data published by the Ministry of Health, the total detected in Castilla y León by test since the start of the pandemic rises to 121,604.

13:50 – MELILLA | The autonomous city raised the active cases on Friday to 1,191 people when registering. There are 45 new infections, ten more than the 35 patients who have been considered recovered, although hospital pressure drops slightly with two fewer patients admitted compared to the previous day.

With these data, Melilla touches the 3,900 positive cases accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic, specifically 3,897, and 2,670 of them have already been considered cured by the health authorities, while 36 have died, almost half of them this month of November.

13:20 – ANDALUSIA | The National Police has intervened in a massive funeral held in the San José de Granada cemetery, a funeral attended by more than a hundred people and in which they were formalized 49 penalties for breaching restrictions for covid and another 14 for skipping confinement. As sources from this armed body have informed Efe, the event was registered at around 5:00 p.m. this Friday in the municipal cemetery of Granada to which the agents traveled after a call that alerted to a high concentration of people.

When the police action began, even the cemetery had been displaced more than a hundred people to participate in a burial despite the current restrictions approved to combat the spread of the coronavirus allow a maximum of 50 attendees outdoors, half in an enclosed space. According to the Ideal de Granada newspaper, the arrival of the agents dispersed a part of the participants, who they fled the area on the run.

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13:15 – EUSKADI | Euskadi detected this past Friday 867 new positives in coronavirus, which means 68 less than the day before, and a positivity rate of 6.6%, compared to 6.4% the day before. Likewise, there have been 48 new admissions in Basque hospitals, 14 less than during the previous day, but the number admitted to ICUs has risen to 139.

According to the bulletin published today by the Department of Health with the update of the incidence data, throughout this past Friday they have been carried out 13,164 PCR and antigen tests, down from 14,391 the day before. Of these, 867 have been positive, compared to 935 on Thursday, so that the positive rate has risen from 6.4% to 6.6%.

13:10 – MURCIA | The number of new cases in the Region of Murcia has stood at 391 in the last 24 hours, on a day in which 12 people have died. They are 5 women and 7 men between 41 and 87 years old.

13:05 – VALENCIAN COMMUNITY | The Valencian Community has registered a total of 1,759 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by PCR or antigen test, has detected 30 new shoots and has reduced by 93 people hospitalized since the last update on Friday. The death toll has not been updated.

13:00 – ANDALUSIA | Andalusian hospitals add this Saturday their fourth consecutive day with lower healthcare pressure by the covid-19 when registering 91 less admitted in 24 hours up to a total number of 2,947, of which 512 are in an intensive care unit (ICU), seven less than the day before and 16 less than on Wednesday when the highest number of the pandemic was recorded. These data appear in a graph published on social networks by the Junta de Andalucía, which reflects the daily evolution of hospital admissions due to Covid-19 in the autonomous community.

12:45 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has not notified no death by coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data updated this Saturday by the Government of La Rioja. Also, active cases have risen by 23 people in the same period to 1,316 and the pressure on care in the ICU continues to increase with 3 more people admitted in said unit with covid-19 (up to a total of 37).

On the other hand, the positives in centers for the elderly have decreased in 7 cases to 135 and, despite the increase in ICU, the hospital pressure from the different Rioja centers has decreased by 12 people (of the 138 people admitted yesterday at 126 this Saturday).

12:30 – CANTABRIA | The new cases of coronavirus in Cantabria have slightly increased to 168, seven more than the 161 positives detected 24 hours earlier, but the number of hospitalized patients has decreased, which is now 179, compared to 186 the previous day, with two more admitted to the ICU and two more people have passed away. The Ministry of Health of the Government of Cantabria has released these latest data on coronavirus cases in Cantabria, closed at 24 hours this Friday.

12:30 – GALICIA | Galicia has detected 561 new positives by COVID-19 in 24 hours, more than a hundred less than the previous day, with which breaks the upward trend observed in the last two days. This is so thanks to the decreases registered by most of the sanitary areas, with the exception of Vigo and A Coruña-Cee, which have risen slightly, and Pontevedra-O Salnés, which has been maintained.

The autonomous community also registers this Saturday its fifth consecutive day in which there is a decrease in the number of hospitalized with covid. According to the last balance of Sergas with updated data until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, a total of 534 people are admitted with coronavirus, 35 less than the previous day.

There is also a slight decrease among patients admitted to intensive care units up to 96, one less than in the previous balance; thus maintaining a downward trend inaugurated at the beginning of the week.

A man remains lying on a street in Orense, almost empty due to restrictions on mobility. (EFE)

12:00 – CANARY ISLANDS | A total of 244 people remain admitted in one of the hospitals in the Canary Islands after being infected with coronavirus, of which 45 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). According to the latest data published by the Ministry of Health, in addition to the patients in the ICU, there are another 199 who are admitted to the hospital ward.

11:45 – NAVARRA | Navarra registered this Friday 134 new positive cases of covid-19, which represents a decrease compared to the 157 infections detected the previous day. A total of 2,296 tests were carried out on Friday, between PCR and antigen tests, which yields a positivity rate of 5.6%, according to provisional data from the Government of Navarra.

The Foral Community thus remains in the figures of cases registered in the last days. Thus, on Monday 138 cases were registered, Tuesday 158, Wednesday 138, Thursday 157 and this Friday 129.

11:30 – CATALONIA | Catalonia has registered 329,454 accumulated confirmed cases of coronavirus -298,596 with a PCR test or antigen test-, until this Saturday. 1,937 more that in the count on Friday, the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat has informed through its website. The total death toll stands at 15,433, 44 more deaths than those registered on Friday: 9,493 in hospital or social health center, 4,307 in residence, 918 at home and 715 that are not classifiable due to lack of information.

As for the patients currently admitted, the figure stands at 2,060, which means a decrease of 134 from the last count. A total of 527 patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) -of public and private centers-, 12 less than in the previous balance. The rate of regrowth risk has decreased: on Friday it reached a level of 353, and 24 hours later it is at 331.

11:00 – SPAIN | The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has ensured that the vaccination plan against covid-19 will start in January 2021 and it will not be mandatory for the entire population: "Experts recommend that is not mandatory because it could backfire. "

In an interview this Saturday in Rac1, Illa has defended that already there is a high level of awareness on the part of the citizenship that will allow the vaccine to be well received by the population, something that "will be enough."

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10:15 – USA | The outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, who has not yet accepted his defeat in the elections of last November 3, has blamed, without evidence, an alleged conspiracy that the preliminary data of the vaccine for covid-19 not published until after the election to harm him and fully accused the pharmaceutical company Pfizer.

For his part, his eldest son, Donald trump jr., had given positive for covid-19 and is without symptoms of the disease, for now, in isolation.

9:35 – The pharmaceutical company Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech They requested this Friday emergency authorization from the United States drug regulator (FDA) to be able to start distributing your vaccine against covid-19, which has shown up to 95% efficiency in preliminary clinical trials, and that could be supplied to the population at risk from december.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must review at least two months of data response of volunteers to the vaccine, as well as certifying its safety in children, the elderly and racially diverse, but taking into account the urgency of the process weeks could be enough for the first American vaccine against COVID-19 to be available.

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9:20 – MADRID | The cumulative incidence rate in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants in Madrid stands at 285.52, only behind the Canary Islands (79.92) and the Balearic Islands (225.41). Thus, Madrid is below the national measure, which is 419.48 cases diagnosed per 100,000 inhabitants and maintains its downward trend, to the point of becoming the community with the lowest incidence in the Peninsula.

The community chaired by Isabel Díaz Ayuso has registered a total of 1,131 new cases the previous day, so the total number of cases since the pandemic began in Madrid amounts to 339,405.

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9:00 – SPAIN | Good Morning! The Ministry of Health has notified during the previous day until 6,021 new positives, compared to 6,915 on Thursday. They add up 15,156 infected in totalTherefore, the number of people affected has risen to 1,556,730 since the beginning of the pandemic. The department headed by Salvador Illa has also posted this Friday 328 deaths, compared to 252 yesterday. The global death toll in Spain thus stands at 42,619 people, 1,341 in the last seven days.

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