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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.

The United States has registered in recent days worst case data of the entire pandemic with more than 187,000 positives, accounting for 11.7 million infections in global terms.

India, on the other hand, 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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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."

Illa says that vaccination will begin in January and will not be mandatory

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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.

Madrid registers the lowest incidence of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the Peninsula

A. M. Rodríguez

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.