Last minute of the covid-19 | The US detects the first case of the British variant

The coronavirus pandemic It has already added more than 81.2 million infections worldwide since the beginning of the disease, according to the balance published this Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University, one of the main centers for the study of covid-19 worldwide.

The total death toll already reaches 1,774,395, while the number of people who have recovered is close to 46 million across the globe, with India at the top of this list with more than 9.8 million patients cured.

U.S, which in recent weeks has registered a rebound in cases and deaths, stands as the country most affected after overcoming the barrier of 19 million cases – it registers more than 19.3 -. In second place in terms of number of cases is India, with 10.22 million. By contrast, Brazil is the second country with the most deaths, with 191,570.

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00:09 – The restrictions and recommendations for the New Year's Eve celebration remain unchanged with respect to those that the Xunta decreed for dinner on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Although the main recommendation of the autonomous government is that these dates are celebrated only with the nucleus of cohabitants, mobility is allowed from this Wednesday to visit relatives, a permit that ends at 11:00 pm on January 1.

23:50 – The governor of the state of Colorado, Jared Polis, announced on Tuesday that the first case in the United States of the new British strain of covid-19, which corresponds to a man over 20 years old, has been detected that he had not traveled anywhere recently.

The young man, whose identity was not revealed, is in isolation in Elber County, near the city of Denver, said in a statement the governor of Colorado, of the Democratic Party.

The state health authorities are investigating the case and conducting interviews to identify the people with which the man may have had contact.

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23:29 – The Ministry of Health of Ceuta has received this afternoon a new batch of the vaccine against COVID-19, in this case a total of 975 doses transported to Ceuta by the Ministry of Defense.

As reported in a statement by the Government of Ceuta, with this reception, the Ministry of Health plans to continue immunizing residents and the social health personnel of the three nursing homes.

In parallel, Health will distribute the necessary vaccines to the National Institute of Health Management (INGESA), body that manages Health in Ceuta and in Melilla, to initiate vaccination among first-line health personnel.

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22:07 – UNITED STATES | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) forecasts that there will be 400,000 deaths from coronavirus in the United States before January 20, when the president, Donald Trump, leaves office and the president-elect, Joe Biden, access the White House.

The country surpassed 100,000 deaths in May and 200,000 four months later. It passed 300,000 in three months and it seems that it will reach 400,000 in just one month, as the CDC points out based on a series of mathematical models.

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21:13 – The vice president-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris, and her husband, Doug Emhoff, received this Tuesday your first dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus.

"I want to ask everyone to get vaccinated" Harris, 56, said after receiving the injection. "It is literally about saving lives. I believe in science and it is the scientists who have created and approved this vaccine," he said.

The vice president-elect of the United States, Kamala Harris receives the vaccine. (Reuters)

20:29 – GALICIA | The Department of Health has notified this Tuesday another six deaths with coronavirus in the community, bringing the total number of deaths linked to the pandemic to 1,386.

Specifically, as reported from the Galician Health Administration, three of the six deceased were admitted to the Vigo University Hospital Complex: a 94-year-old woman, an 83-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man. All had previous underlying pathologies.

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20:20 – The Italian health authorities have warned this Tuesday that there has been a rebound in coronavirus cases compared to the previous day after adding 11,212 infections and 659 deaths in a single day.

So, the number of cases since the pandemic began stands at 2,067,486, while the deaths are already 73,029, according to the latest balance of the Ministry of Health.

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19:47 – One of the nurses who vaccinated against covid-19 at the Balàfia I residence in Lleida last Sunday, who is not a nursing home worker, has tested positive for coronavirus, the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat has confirmed. The four people who were part of the same vaccination team as this nurse have been isolated, and the 66 residents have also been confined.

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19:16 – The General Directorate of Public Health of the Government of Aragon has confirmed this Tuesday 271 new cases of coronavirus in the Autonomous Community, 50 percent asymptomatic, data corresponding to this Monday, December 28.

By provinces, 175 cases have been recorded in Zaragoza by 48 in Alto Aragón and 42 in Teruel, out of a total of 2,131 tests carried out, which yields a positivity rate of 12.72 percent. There have been 154 epidemiological discharges.

19:06 – The Valencian Community has registered 3,590 new positives for coronavirus, the highest number of the pandemic, and 60 deaths, the second highest number of deaths, as reported by the Conselleria de Sanidad Universal.

The new positives put the total number of positives at 142,757 people. By provinces, the distribution of new positives is as follows: 412 in Castellón (15,504 in total), 846 in Alicante (46,826 in total) and 2,332 in the province of Valencia (80,425 in total). In addition, there are still two unassigned cases.

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18:56 – CASTILLA-LA MANCHA | The Government of Castilla-La Mancha, through the General Directorate of Public Health, has confirmed 470 new cases of infection of coronavirus, one hundred cases less than the previous day.

By provinces, Ciudad Real has registered 142 cases, Albacete 141, Guadalajara 75, Toledo 73 and Cuenca 39. The accumulated number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic is 102,239.

18:43 – The Government of the Canary Islands has agreed to extend until next January 10 the restriction measures affecting the island of Tenerife and that imply, among other measures, the restriction of the entrances and exits of the island, the curfew at 10 p.m. or suspending all catering activities inside the premises, except for ordering take-out.

18:34 – Chilean authorities have reported this Tuesday that they have detected his first case of the new strain of coronavirus in a Chilean woman who had traveled to the UK.

The Vice Minister of Health, Paula Daza, has confirmed this information and has indicated that the passenger was subjected to a PCR at the airport once it reached Chilean soil. "On December 23 the result was positive, he has been monitored daily since he had been in the United Kingdom," he explained.

A nurse prepares a vaccine against covid-19 at the Public Assistance Emergency Hospital in Santiago (Chile). (EFE)

18:27 – UNITED KINGDOM | The health authorities of the United Kingdom have notified this Tuesday 53,153 cases of coronavirus in a single day, an unprecedented daily balance since the beginning of the pandemic and that further aggravates the escalation of infections in British territory.

UK which already on Monday set a record with more than 41,000 positives, accumulates 2,382,865 cases as of this Tuesday. The seven-day incidence rate soars above 381 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, according to data from the Ministry of Health.

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18:14 – The Junta de Castilla y León will start this Wednesday in all the provinces of the Community, with the exception of Palencia, where it began last Sunday, vaccination against coronavirus, planned from the regional health authority in coordination with the entire National Health System.

Throughout this morning have been arriving at the different reception points established in each Castilian provincial area and Leonese the first of the planned weekly shipments of vaccines for immunization against the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

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18:09 – The Ministry of Public Health has ordered that the cafes, bars, restaurants and the rest of the hotel and catering establishments of Melilla close from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on December 31 on "New Year's Eve" but it will allow them to be open until 00.40 hours compared to 22:30 today.

According to the order signed by the health counselor, Mohamed Mohand (PSOE), the "curfew" It will happen on New Year's Eve from 11:00 p.m. to 01:00 a.m., with restriction of the movement of people except "due to force majeure."

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17:59 – The autonomous community of Extremadura has registered in the last 24 hours 510 confirmed positive cases of covid-19 and five new deaths, representing a total of 1,059 since the start of the pandemic.

The deceased are two 89-year-old women from Casar de Cáceres, an 82-year-old man from Miajadas, an 87-year-old man from Trujillo, and an 89-year-old woman from Oliva de la Frontera.

In Extremadura hospitals 234 people have entered, ten more than those notified this Monday, 29 of them in the ICU, one more, and there have been 133 discharges, which is equivalent to a cumulative of 31,351.

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17:54 – COMMUNITY OF MADRID | The Community of Madrid has notified 3,070 new cases of coronavirus, of which 2,415 correspond to the last 24 hours, 23 more deaths in hospitals, according to the report on the epidemiological situation this Tuesday, with data at the end of the previous day.

The number of hospitalized patients in the ward has increased to 1,615 (44 more than yesterday), ICU patients have risen to 295 (16 more) and patients have been discharged to 295 (98 more). In addition, 7,762 patients are undergoing primary care home follow-up.

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17:43 – LAST MINUTE | The Community of Madrid confirmed this Tuesday the diagnosis of a total of six positive cases of the British variant of covid-19 after add two new ones in the region and continues to study "at least 13 other possible cases" of this new variant.

These diagnoses bring the total number of confirmed cases of the British strain in Spain to 11, given that to the six in Madrid are added the five reported so far by Andalusia.

In a statement, the Madrid Ministry of Health ensures that none of the positives for this variant of covid-19 confirmed or under study in the region is serious.

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17:31 – The vaccination process against covid-19 began this Tuesday in Ferrol with a group of 75 users of the residence for the elderly from the Caranza neighborhood, where Victoriano Enrique Carracedo and María Dolores Parrilla were the first to receive her.

Aged 79 and 77, respectively, they are a married couple living in the aforementioned center. Three healthcare professionals started the preparation of the vaccine at the facilities, reported the Ferrol Health Area.

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17:20 – Argentina began this Tuesday the vaccination process against covid-19, which is carried out simultaneously throughout the country, with the batch of 300,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine received last Thursday, which will be applied to health personnel.

One of the first doses was received by a nurse from Hospital San Martín, in the city of La Plata, capital of the province of Buenos Aires, It was joined by a cleaning worker and a medical therapist.

17:13 – Navarra has started this Tuesday vaccination against covid-19 of social health personnel employed in residences and centers for the elderly and dependent on the Foral Community.

The first to do so was Vicky Uriz Rodríguez, employee at the El Vergel residence. The 47-year-old worker told Efe, minutes after receiving the vaccine, that, by citing centers, "they call residents and workers at the same time." Behind her will pass another 279 workers from the social and health field this afternoon.

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17:04 – The European Commission announced on Tuesday the purchase of 100 million additional doses of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, the only one approved at the moment to immunize European citizens.

"We will therefore have 300 million doses of this vaccine, which has been evaluated as safe and effective. More vaccines will come, "the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, wrote on Twitter about this drug, which requires two doses per individual.

The Community Executive, which negotiates the joint purchase of vaccines for the EU Member States, has provided itself with a diversified portfolio of contracts with different European developers and Americans with signed doses and additional options to vaccinate more than double the population of the 447 million inhabitants of the EU.

five pm – The Canary Islands have registered 250 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, so the total of accumulated cases in the islands already rises to 26,560, with 6,134 active, of which 46 are admitted to ICU and 327 remain hospitalized.

In the last hours, four deaths have been registered: two women, one 70 and one 93, the latter linked to the Hospiten Bellevue outbreak and suffered multiple pathologies and clinical deterioration and remained admitted to the hospital, and two men from 73 and 84 years, one of them associated with the outbreak of the Santa Rita residence.

16:53 – The main epidemiologist of the White House, Anthony Fauci, acknowledged on Tuesday that the pandemic is out of control in the United States, which is registering record numbers of hospitalizations.

"We're on a rally, as we call it, Jim, you're, you know, out of control in many ways"Fauci said in an interview with CNN television.

"If you look at the evolution from late winter-early spring 2020, we had a peak in late winter-early spring "he continued," another rebound at the beginning of the summer, and right now we are at a peak, whose worsening, whose inflection is very sharp. "

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16:49 – The Government of the Generalitat has agreed this Tuesday to create a program with which to monitor SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus, as it passes through Catalan wastewater during the years 2021 and 2022.

It is a project, to which approximately 950,000 euros will be allocated initially and which could be extended for three more years, which will be coordinated by the Secretary of Public Health of the Department of Health and the Catalan Water Agency (ACA) of the Department of Territory and Sustainability.

"Your goal is quantitatively analyze viral particles in wastewater from treatment plants in Catalonia to provide an additional indicator of the status of the coronavirus pandemic and detect new sprouts early", reports a statement.

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16:37 – The innovative pharmaceutical industry in Spain, Farmaindustria, has highlighted that vaccines against the coronavirus "incorporate cutting-edge scienceThey are safe and will reach the whole world. "

"The companies are using the most innovative procedures to fight coronavirus, which has led to vaccines available to the population in less than a year and many other potentials and treatments, already in the clinical trial phase, to arrive soon ", they highlight in a video published this Tuesday that includes the three pillars fundamentals of coronavirus vaccines.

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17:36 – The restrictions and recommendations for the New Year's Eve celebration remain unchanged with respect to those that the Xunta decreed for dinner on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. Although the main recommendation of the autonomous government is that these dates be celebrated only with the nucleus of cohabitants, mobility is allowed, starting this Wednesday at 00.00 hours, to visit relatives, a permit that ends at 11:00 p.m. on January 1.

British Margaret Keenan, the first person to receive the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech, received the second dose on Tuesday

16:06 – British Margaret Keenan, the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine outside of clinical trials, received the second dose on Tuesday, with which her immunity against the coronavirus would theoretically be practically guaranteed.

Keenan, 90, received the first dose on December 8, in an image that went around the world because it marked the start of a campaign that has subsequently spread to other countries. The woman returned to Coventry University Hospital on Tuesday, according to Sky News.

Briton Margaret Keenan, the first person in the world to receive the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech. (Reuters)

15:44 – Portugal has officially exceeded the threshold of 400,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, after health authorities have confirmed 3,336 more positives corresponding to the last 24 hours.

15:39 – LAST MINUTE | Andalusia studies seven other possible cases of the British variant of coronavirus and maintains five confirmed, one of them admitted.

Andalusia detects the first 5 infections of the British variant of the coronavirus

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15:19 – CANTABRIA | Cantabria has added six more deaths with coronavirus, a 58-year-old man who died yesterday, Monday, and five out-of-hospital patients who died days ago. Thus, according to these data updated by the Ministry of Health, the total number of fatalities in this autonomous community rises to 389 in the pandemic so far.

Meanwhile, new cases diagnosed in recent hours have dropped to 64, which is nine less than the day before, as well as patients admitted, both in the ward -85 hospitalized, three less- and in intensive care units, where there are 21, four less.

14:59 – The 'consellera' of the Presidency and spokesperson for the Government, Meritxell Budó, He defended this Tuesday that the Procicat has decided to maintain the restrictions in the face of New Year's Eve, since it considers that the measures that the Generalitat currently has applied to face the coronavirus health crisis are already the most drastic.

14:49 – ASTURIAS | The Ministry of Health of the Asturian Government has reported the deaths by coronavirus of five people registered on Monday. It is a question of a woman of 89 years, and four men of 69, 88, 89 and 92. None of the people who have died lived in a residential center for the elderly.

14:42 – The vice president of the Valencian Generalitat and spokesperson for the Consell, Mónica Oltra, has affirmed this Tuesday that "no additional measures can be ruled out" given the evolution of the pandemic and has indicated, with respect to whether new restrictions on daytime social gatherings are foreseen, that we must "take seriously" those that are in force: "Don't we all know that the safest thing is to stay at home, minimize relationships? Do they have to treat us like children?"

14:37 – The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has indicated that it is not anticipated "in principle" to announce this Saturday restrictions in new Basic Health Zones.

14:33 – The vice president of the Community of Madrid, Ignacio Aguado, He was emotional during the last press conference of the Governing Council of 2020 when he remembered all those who died due to the covid-19 pandemic.

The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso and the vice president, Ignacio Aguado. (EFE)

"We cannot forget the people who are no longer here," Aguado said just before having to stop his speech when he was excited during the press conference, in which he was accompanied by the Madrid president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso.

14:32 – The spokesman for the national PP and mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has insisted that the coronavirus vaccine cannot be the object of confrontation but not "an exercise in propaganda" by the Government of Spain.

14:31 – The president of the Junta de Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara, has stated that it sees "with enormous concern" the number of positive cases for covid in the region, and has considered that "the margin to expand the number of measures is already very limited", so it has appealed to "try to comply "with the established ones.

14:20 – 97 percent of Resident Interns (MIR) considers that their training has been diminished as a result of the pandemic, according to a report promoted by the voices of tutors and residents of the Collegiate Medical Organization (WTO), which aimed to analyze how it has been altered specialized health training in different educational centers in Spain during the health crisis.

12:32 – The Spanish Medicines Agency (AEMPS) has published the recommendations for the use of hydroalcoholic gels used to disinfect hands. Remember that these products have a high percentage of ethanol so they can be flammable, toxic if ingested and very irritating, especially in contact with the eyes.

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11:56 – LAST HOUR | The Archbishop of Seville, Monsignor Juan José Asenjo, signed a decree on the afternoon of this Monday about the processional departures during Holy Week 2021 by which, as a consequence of the pandemic, he suspends the events and celebrations organized by parishes, brotherhoods and brotherhoods, associations of the faithful or other ecclesial groups that have an external character and, in general, all those in which the public thoroughfare is used.

The Archbishopric of Seville suspends the processions of Holy Week in 2021

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11:56 – Logroño has decreased its active cases in the last 24 hours, after several days on the rise, going from 227 yesterday to 218 this Tuesday, like Calahorra that has gone from 55 cases yesterday to 49 today.

11:56 – The European Union (EU) requested this Tuesday the "immediate" release of Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan, who yesterday a Shanghai court sentenced to four years in jail for his coverage in the initial moments of covid-19 in the city of Wuhan.

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11:09 – The Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, has shown this Tuesday in an interview on Telecinco "concerned" about the arrival of the new British coronavirus variant and has predicted that there will be "more cases" in the region, in addition to the four already confirmed.

11:05 – The coronavirus pandemic has reversed the record attendance data for movie theaters in 2019 and, although this 2020 began with a seven percent growth in the number of visitors before confinement, finally the pandemic has left losses of 446 million euros at the box office this year.

10:43 – Catalonia has added 3,010 new infections and 58 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours and the number of patients admitted to hospitals has increased for the fourth consecutive day with 40 new admissions.

Catalonia adds more than 3,000 cases in 24 hours and the pressure increases for the fourth consecutive day


According to epidemiological data updated this Tuesday by the Department of Health, the speed of the virus spread It has dropped seven hundredths compared to this Monday and has been at 1.09, compared to 1.16 registered the day before.

10:33 – The Minister of Health of the Community of Madrid, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, has accused the central government this Tuesday of "playing with the lack of transparency" in the distribution of vaccines against the coronavirus to the autonomous communities and has asked to make these criteria known.

Enrique Ruiz Escudero. (EFE)

In an interview on Telecinco, Escudero lamented that the Government of Spain is "playing with the lack of transparency" when they were first told that they were going to give them a number of vaccines and then they were "half".

10:03 – 'Confinement' is the word of the year 2020 for the Foundation for Urgent Spanish (FundéuRAE), promoted by the EFE Agency and the Royal Spanish Academy.

"Confinement" becomes the word of the year 2020 for the FundéuRAE


Defined as "temporary and generally imposed isolation of a population, a person or a group for health or security reasons", this term has marked a good part of the months of the year that now ends. The health crisis derived from the covid-19 pandemic It is, without a doubt, the protagonist of 2020 and the measures implemented to stop it have radically changed our way of living and speaking.

09:34 – The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has assured this Monday that he had not made any mistakes during his management of the pandemic, and, despite the fact that the coronavirus has left more than 191,500 deaths in the country, he has once again questioned "all that fear" around the disease .

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"Con menos de 40, casi nadie lo contrae. O si se contrae, es asintomático. ¿Para qué todo este pavor? La vida tiene que continuar. No cometí ningún error", ha manifestado Bolsonaro tras participar unos minutos en un partido de fútbol benéfico.

09:04 — Con más de tres millones de positivos por coronavirus, Rusia mantenía una de las tasas de mortalidad por covid-19 más bajas del mundo, con apenas 55.265 fallecidos hasta este lunes, extrañando a los expertos y multiplicando las preguntas sobre sus cifras reales.

Rusia admite que su cifra de muertos de covid-19 es tres veces superior a la registrada


Esta semana, Rusia ha admitido que su cifra real de fallecidos con coronavirus es más de tres veces superior a la registrada hasta el momento, convirtiéndose en el tercer país con un mayor número de muertos relativos al covid-19, solo por detrás de EEUU y Brasil.

08:27 — Las autoridades de Alemania han confirmado este martes cerca de 13.000 casos de coronavirus y más de 850 fallecidos durante el último día, unas cifras sustancialmente superiores a las facilitadas el lunes, cuando los contagios se situaron en torno a 11.000 y los muertos fueron menos de 350.

Alemania registra su tercera cifra más alta de fallecidos diarios por covid-19 con más de 850

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El Instituto Robert Koch, la agencia gubernamental germana encargada del control de las enfermedades infecciosas, ha detallado en su página web que durante las últimas 24 horas se han confirmado 12.892 casos y 852 fallecidos, lo que sitúa los totales en 1.664.726 y 30.978, respectivamente, desde el inicio de la pandemia.

08:17 — Las autoridades indias confirmaron este martes los primeros seis casos de la nueva variante británica del coronavirus en la India, después de haber analizado a alrededor de 33.000 pasajeros llegados desde Reino Unido entre el 25 de noviembre y el 23 de diciembre, cuando se cancelaron los vuelos con este país.

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08:13 — La Agencia Nacional de Vigilancia Sanitaria de Brasil ha otorgado este lunes a la farmacéutica Pfizer su certificado de "buenas prácticas" en relación al desarrollo de su vacuna, requisito imprescindible para que se pueda aprobar en un futuro su uso de emergencia en el país.

08:08 — El Ministerio de Salud de China ha confirmado este martes 27 nuevos casos de coronavirus, quince de ellos de transmisión comunitaria, ocho de los cuales han sido registrados en la provincia de Liaoning, mientras que los otros siete en Pekín, que hasta hace una semana llevaba 152 días sin confirmar contagios locales, lo que ha levantado las alarmas en la ciudad, cerrando ya uno de sus principales distritos para evitar nuevos brotes antes de Año Nuevo.

China vacunará a 50 millones de personas por el temor a los rebrotes en su Año Nuevo

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07:50 — Los envíos previstos de la vacuna de Pfizer/BioNtech ya han llegado —o van a hacerlo en cuestión de minutos— a cinco aeropuertos españoles: Madrid, que ya ha recibido el cargamento, Barcelona, Vitoria —donde ya se ha descargado el fármaco— Valencia y Sevilla, donde se espera hacerlo a las 08:00.

Los aviones transportan las más de 350.000 dosis que debían haberse entregado ayer lunes, pero que se retrasaron por un problema logístico de la compañía. Tras la llegada de los vuelos y el reparto para cada comunidad autónoma, la vacuna se distribuirá para que comience hoy la vacunación masiva en España, después de que las primeras dosis se inyectasen el pasado domingo.

Al igual que durante el fin de semana, el Ejército se encargará de llevar las vacunas a Canarias, Baleares, Ceuta y Melilla, informa el Ministerio de Sanidad en un comunicado.

07:39 — Corea del Sur ha comunicado este martes el fallecimiento de 40 personas a causa del coronavirus, lo que supone la cifra más alta de decesos desde el inicio de la pandemia, así como otros 1.000 positivos más detectados en las últimas 24 horas.

Corea del Sur registra nueva cifra récord de muertes por covid-19 y suma 1.000 contagios

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El país ha sumado 1.046 casos, incluidos 1.030 contagios locales, con los que la cifra total de acumulados alcanza los 58.725. Esta cifra supone un repunte respecto a los casos detectadosel lunes (808) y el domingo (970).