Last minute of the covid | Catalonia adds 5,011 cases and Andalusia equals the 60 deaths of yesterday

The covid-19 pandemic already exceeds 48.6 million cases all over the planet, while deathly victims they have exceeded 1.23 millionAccording to the balance updated as of today, Friday, carried out by the Johns Hopkins University, an organism that records the data on the spread of the disease throughout the planet.

Total, 48,682,146 people have contracted the disease, of which more than half are in the three most affected countries —United States, India and Brazil—, while the fatalities are already 1,233,330. Specifically, India has exceeded 8.4 million this Wednesday and the US is walking towards 10 million confirmed positives.

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In terms of global recoveries, they are almost 32.2 million people those that have managed to overcome covid-19, the respiratory infection caused by the virus. India tops the list, with more than 7.65 million patients cured, as of this Wednesday.

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17:54 – EXTREMADURA | The autonomous community of Extremadura has registered in the last 24 hours 597 cases Covid-19 positives confirmed, representing the highest figure to date, and also reports eight deaths, bringing the total number to 788 since the start of the pandemic.

Record of infections, hospitalizations and deaths

17:07 – COMMUNITY OF MADRID | The Community of Madrid has notified 2,347 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,073 correspond to the last 24 hours and the rest to previous days, and 41 deceased in hospitals, according to the report on the epidemiological situation this Friday, with data at the end of the previous day. The Ministry of Health notified 2,612 new cases of cCovid-19 on the previous day, of which 1,234 corresponded to the last 24 hours and the rest to previous days, and 39 died in hospitals.

16:43 – The technical committee of the Civil Protection Emergency Plan of Catalonia (Procicat) has agreed today extend the curfew for another fifteen days, or night confinement, throughout the Catalan territory. Sources from the Interior Department have informed Efe that this extension will be published in the DOGC before next Monday, which is when the current curfew decree expires.

The Generalitat prepares an extension of the curfew for 15 more days

Marcos Lamelas. Barcelona

16:26 – CEUTA | The Autonomous City of Ceuta has worsened its epidemiological situation this Friday by adding another 85 new positives, which has reached 613 active cases, what the highest value since start of the pandemic. The city government has indicated that it has asked to decree home confinements faced with the "impossibility" of controlling a "sustained community transmission", and with the lack of compliance with the rules sanitary in a part of the population.

16:23 – A total of 20,268 elderly people died in residences during the first wave of the cCovid-19 pandemic, according to the draft of a report by the Secretary of State for Social Rights, under the Ministry of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, in which they describe what happened in these centers as a "Perfect storm".

Of the 20,268 deaths, 51% (10,364 deaths) were confirmed by serological test or analysis, while 9,904 deaths were reported as "with symptoms compatible" with covid-19, according to the study, accessed by Europa Press and advanced by 'El País', and that has been elaborated from the contributions of Covid-19 Working Group and Residences.

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15:59 – The counselor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Board, Elijah Bendodo, has stated this Friday that the covid incidence situation in the community, where there are 3,326 people admitted, is "worrying", so they do not rule out any measure will act with "precision surgery".

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In statements to Efe at the Picasso Museum in Malaga, the counselor explained that there are 426 people admitted to ICUs, the "highest figure since the pandemic began", which places Andalusia in a "complicated" situation and, therefore, They will act "accordingly" until an "effective" vaccine or treatment arrives that ends this "nightmare."

15:39 – CASTILLA Y LEÓN | Castilla y León has a total of 98,800 positives for coronavirus, of them 2,198 new, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health. The statistics for this Friday also register 28 deaths in hospitals, while the total in this area is 3,026 deaths. For its part, hospital discharges of patients who were admitted with coronavirus now reach 13,994, after adding another 164.

Currently there are 754 active outbreaks in the Community as a whole and 6,597 associated positive cases. Of them, Ávila counts 96, four more; Burgos, 51, six more; León, 29, eight more; Palencia, 66, three less; Salamanca, 93, four less; Segovia, 86, one less; Soria, 57, two more; Valladolid, 216, nine more, and Zamora 60, 12 less than yesterday.

15:30 – LAST MINUTE | The Governing Council of the Junta de Extremadura has approved this Friday the declaration of the high level of alert and has decreed the reduction of capacity throughout the region for the next 14 days, in order to reduce the incidence of covid more quickly -19, since hospital occupation begins to be "important".

Extremadura limits the capacity of the terraces to 50% and declares the high level of alert


This has been announced by the First Vice President and Minister of Health and Social Services, Jose Maria Vergeles, at the end of an extraordinary session of the regional Executive, which has been held by videoconference.

Alert level 3 also implies that the hospitality industry may not exceed 40% of the capacity inside and the prohibition of bar consumption

Alert level 3 or high implies that the hospitality industry may not exceed 40% of the capacity indoors and the prohibition of bar consumption, while the terraces may not exceed 50%.

15:18 – The president of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has said that the closure of the hotel business is "something unthinkable" for his Government and therefore advocates seeking "creative formulas" and promoting outdoor activity so that these businesses continue to function "even at half gas."

"It is very important that they never close (the hospitality establishments), always look for alternatives so that even at half gas they continue forward. Closing is very easy but opening is very complicated," Ayuso said in his speech during an act of recognition to the Madrid hospitality sector held at the regional government headquarters.

15:03 – LA RIOJA | La Rioja has notified this Friday three new deaths with coronavirus, according to the latest update from the Government of La Rioja. Specifically, the victims are two women and a man, all of advanced age and with risk factors. In addition, one of them lived in nursing homes.

Closing of a bar in Logroño. (EFE)

With regard to the hospital situation, the ICU of the San Pedro hospital is, today, 89 percent of occupation. Of this number, a total of 63 percent (representing 34 beds) are dedicated to patients with covid-19.

15:03 – ASTURIAS | The Asturian Government Health Ministry has reported this Friday the death of 14 people and 574 new cases of coronavirus confirmed by PCR in the 24 hours of this Thursday. A day in which there were 82 hospitalizations of people with coronavirus in the ward and 8 more in the ICU.

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Currently, there are 680 patients admitted with confirmed or suspected covid-19. In addition, 111 other affected people remain in intensive care units. The number of hospital discharges stood at 74.

14:59 – Around fifty businessmen and gym employees They have cut the Gran Vía of Barcelona this Friday to protest the closure of sports facilities as a measure to stop the coronavirus in Catalonia.

The protesters have concentrated this afternoon in Plaza España, where they have sat in front of the Venetian towers and then they have cut off the roundabout located in this square and Gran Vía. The protest has advanced along this avenue, in the direction of L'Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), and the protesters shouted slogans such as: 'We want to work' and 'Sport is health'.

14:58 – The president of the Valencian Generalitat, Ximo Puig, has stated that the region "is not currently in a situation to adopt" home confinement, which he has described as an "extreme measure", and has pointed out that in the current state of alarm "there is no possibility" to implement it.

14:53 – The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has apologized to the hospitality sector for its imminent closure in 60 Galician municipalities as a measure to stop the second wave of covid-19. "We know that they are not responsible for the spread of the virus," he said.

Galicia closes non-essential activities for 60% of its population


"We ask apologies to the hospitality professionals. They are not responsible for this situation, we are the clients who, in moments of social relaxation, can transmit the virus ", said the president of the Xunta during a visit to the new health center in Pereiro de Aguiar (Ourense).

14:43 – Danish health authorities are investigating some 200 cases of coronaviruses apparently derived from mutations transmitted through minks, mostly in the North Jutland region, where most of the farms dedicated to these animals are located.

Mink slaughtered in Farre, Denmark, (EFE)

The Statens Serum Institut (SSI) has estimated the number of infections detected and linked to five different variants at 214. One of them is especially harmful, limiting the human ability to create antibodies and can render future vaccines against COVID-19 ineffective.

14:23 – EXTREMADURA | The cumulative incidence of the coronavirus in Extremadura at seven days, as of this past Thursday, is 283.13 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, a figure higher than the national average.

Said incidence, when compared with the accumulated at 14 days, is 48 percent, which may represent an "early indicator" that the curve is with a "certain tendency" to control or flattening. The second vice president of the Board and Minister of Health, José María Vergeles, has reported these data at a press conference, on which it has indicated that they provide "some hope" to continue fighting this pandemic.

14:23 – BASQUE COUNTRY | Euskadi has registered in the last hours a new record of daily cases of n covid-19 throughout the pandemic since they have shot up to 1,547, 86 more than the previous day, although the rate of positives has dropped slightly from 10% the day before to 9.3%.

Euskadi adds 1,547 coronavirus infections, record of the second wave


The Department of Health has updated the latest data, with figures from Thursday, on the evolution of the pandemic, the day before the new restrictions imposed by the Basque Government in Euskadi came into force, where from this Saturday the establishments of hotels and restaurants and the night curfew will begin one hour earlier, at 10:00 p.m., which will end at 6:00 a.m.

13:37 – ANDALUSIA | Andalusia has added 60 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the same number as on Thursday when it reached the maximum number of fatalities during the second wave of the pandemic, according to data from the Andalusian Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA ).

Andalusia equals the record of 60 deaths from coronavirus yesterday and adds 4,627 cases


In the last day, 4,627 cases of covid-19 have been diagnosed by PCR and antigen tests compared to 3,770 on Thursday, although the maximum number of infected in the second wave was reached on October 31, when there were 5,622.

Andalusia today adds 60 deaths from covid-19, the same number as on Thursday when it registered the maximum number of deaths in this wave

The sixty deceased by coronavirus On the last day they are the same as those that occurred on April 1 and it is a figure only exceeded on April 12, when there were 62 fatalities, and on April 8, with 77 deaths.

13:21 – The parliamentary group United we can has urged the Government again to close "urgently" of mink farms in Spain, given the "worrying findings" in these animals in Denmark of a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that can be transmitted to people and "may influence the efficacy of a future vaccine against covid-19."

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According to an alert published this Friday by the Statens Serum Institut, the Danish Reference Center for Infectious Diseases, "new variants of covid-19 have been detected in mink, showing reduced sensitivity to antibodies from various people with a history of infection." "This is serious, as it may mean that a future covid-19 vaccine will be less effective against infection by these variants," the Danish institute warned.

13:18 – The World Health Organization (WHO) considers that it is too early to understand the consequences of the new variant of the coronavirus in minks raised in Denmark, but affirmed that at the moment there is no evidence that it has an impact on the transmissibility or severity of the virus. .

WHO believes it is too early to understand the consequences of the new variant of the virus


"It is too early to draw any conclusions about the implications of this specific mutation, be it for transmission, severity or for the immune response and potential efficacy of a vaccine," he said today. WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan.

13:15 – The National Police have arrested a woman in Ibiza for a crime of documentary falsification by modifying three PCR certificates with negative results in order to be able to travel to Africa with her children.

13:00 – The Region of Murcia has registered 11 deaths and 1,002 cases of coronavirus this Thursday, exceeding for the first time since the pandemic began the thousand infected in a single day, according to data provided by the Ministry of Health.

Murcia exceeds 1,000 coronavirus infections for the first time in a single day, with 11 deaths

Currently, the Murcian community registers 12,141 active cases due to covid-19, of which 11,546 are in home isolation and 595 admitted to hospital centers, 96 of them in intensive care.

12:59 – The Community of Madrid does not rule out adopting mandatory measures in the coming weeks for adequate ventilation of public places, not only in hospitality establishments, and advises to move social life abroad as far as possible.

Madrid does not rule out mandatory ventilation measures in public places


The Deputy Minister of Public Health and the COVID-19 Plan, Antonio Zapatero, has indicated this at a press conference to report on the epidemiological situation in the region.

12:29 – The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, thanked the hoteliers of the capital this Friday for their role in providing "happiness" to the people of Madrid thanks to the respite it provides, after being "the epicenter of the pandemic", going to an establishment to eat, have dinner and "have a few beers ". "You are providers of happiness. You give us happiness every time we go to a restaurant," he said.

12:24 – The Social Room of the Superior Court of Justice of the Basque Country has declared "illegal" the circulars of March 26 and May 8, 2020 from the Director of Labor Relations and the Directorate of the Arkaute Academy, which "restricted" the hours as a result of the pandemic. ELA has asked the Administration to "consider the sentence" and "immediately reverse the situation generated by the circulars."

The Basque Country closes the hotel trade and advances the curfew at 22:00


As reported in a statement by the union central, the circulars of the Department of Security restricted, even retroactively, the freedom to choose working hours, – "which directly affected the accumulation of hours in favor of the workforce. Labor Department of the Security Department, in the so-called "recovered permits" – and reduced the provision of services to a single shift of seven hours a day "due to the pandemic."

12:21 – CANTABRIA | Cantabria has added a new deceased by coronavirus in the last hours, an 89-year-old man with previous pathologies, which amounts to a total of 261 since March, and has beaten its record of infections with 308 new cases in one day, an unprecedented figure since the pandemic began.

Cantabria today broke its record of infections with 308 new cases in one day, an unprecedented figure since the pandemic began

In fact, the previous day with the highest number of infections was on November 3, when 236 were registered. In addition, although hospitalized patients remain at 148, there are two more patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), one total of 21 compared to 19 on Wednesday.

12:17 – LAST MINUTE | The head of the Asturian Executive, Adrián Barbón, and its vice president, Juan Cofiño, have undergone PCR tests to detect covid-19 that have been negative, as reported this Friday by the Minister of Social Rights and Welfare and cabinet spokesperson, Melania Álvarez.

Asturias asks the population to self-confine and will establish strips for walks and exercise

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12:09 – The Castilla-La Mancha Ministry of Health has raised to thirteen the deceased in the El Lucero nursing home in Talavera de la Reina (Toledo), after registering an outbreak of covid-19 in its facilities.

As sources from the Ministry of Health have informed Efe, there are already thirteen inmates of the El Lucero nursing home who have died, after the outbreak became known, which originated with eleven positive cases in the socio-health center.

11:59 – GALICIA | Galicia has registered 722 infections in one day (of them, 685 through PCR), in the 24 hours prior to the perimeter closures that will affect 60 municipalities and that will come into effect at midnight this Friday.

The Xunta decides to maintain the restrictions and the perimeter confinement of cities in Galicia


The latest twenty-four-hour records that appear on the website of the Galician health service, collected until six in the afternoon on Thursday, indicate that there are 10,196 active cases, 301 more than in the previous count, and deaths have risen to 969 , after nine communicated last afternoon.

11:49 – The deputy mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, has defended this Friday that "the numbers of covid-19 in Madrid are clearly improving" but that "the interest is to approach zero infections", so new measures are adopted.

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11:48 – The Ertzaintza, in collaboration with the local police, is strengthening prevention and surveillance measures to prevent further disturbances arising from denial demonstrations. In addition, this weekend road controls will be strengthened to ensure compliance with current mobility restrictions in the Basque Country.

11:46 – The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has confirmed this Friday that the closure of the hotel and restaurant industry is a "proposal that is on the table" and that next Sunday the technical committee of the Board will study based on the incidence of the virus in the provinces, according to declared in an interview on TVE.

11:43 – The plenary session of the Parliament of The Rioja has agreed this Friday, with the votes in favor of the PSOE, Ciudadanos and Grupo Mixto (Podemos-IU) and the abstention of the PP, a proposal not of a socialist law to support the declaration of the state of alarm as a measure that avoids at this time a general home confinement of the population.

11:40 – The Second Vice Presidency of the Government figures in 20,268 those who died during the first wave of the coronavirus in Spanish residential centers, according to the data collected by the autonomous communities, although of these deaths only half were confirmed by serological analysis.

A worker takes an old woman by the hand in a nursing home in Ourense. (EFE)

This is reflected in the draft of a report advanced this Friday by 'El País' and to which EFE has had access, which admits even so that there are gaps in the analysis of what happened in the residential centers during the first wave, already that "sufficiently robust and homogeneous data between territories" is lacking.

11:25 – More than 2,000 military personnel They have been carrying out tracking tasks since last September 30 to find out the contacts of people infected by the coronavirus in the autonomous communities that have requested it, with Castilla y León being the one with the most troops.

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The Ministry of Defense reports in a press release the latest balance of the number of military trackers that the Armed Forces have made available to the communities since the beginning of the Operation Mission Bastion last September 30.

11:15 – SCIENCE | They find the first part of the body that is immune to the coronavirus (but not other viruses). More information here:

They find the first part of the body that is immune to coronavirus (but not other viruses)

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10:57 – About 53 percent of the social health centers in the Community of Madrid have a medium-high immunity with respect to covid-19 and, specifically, 14,324 residents have antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, so that they have already passed the disease.

53% of residences in Madrid have a medium-high immunity to the coronavirus


This is reflected in the serological map in social health centers of the Madrid's community, the first seroprevalence study in residences carried out in Spain, which has involved the completion of 55,542 blood samples and individual surveys of users and professionals in 517 of these centers, between July and September of this year.

10:39 – CATALONIA | Catalonia has registered 290,244 accumulated confirmed cases of coronavirus -260,973 with a PCR test-, until this Friday, 5,011 more than Thursday's count, has informed the Ministry of Health of the Generalitat through its website.

Catalonia once again scores more than 5,000 daily cases of coronavirus and adds 104 deaths

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The total death toll stands at 14,482, 104 deaths more than those registered on Thursday: 8,882 in a hospital or socio-health center, 4,249 in residence, 883 at home and 468 that are not classifiable due to lack of information.

Regarding the admitted patients currently, the figure stands at 2,725, a decrease of 45 from the last count.

10:37 – LAST MINUTE | The Community of Madrid has decided to maintain the curfew and extend mobility restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which will affect eight other municipalities in the region from November 9.

Madrid maintains the curfew and extends the restrictions to another 8 municipalities

Paola Bruni

To the 32 areas where restrictive measures were already in force, it must be remembered that the 3 new ones in which the measures were applied would be added this Monday, November 2 – in Majadahonda (Valley of the Olive) and in Coslada (Doctor Tamames and Barrio del Puerto) -. Therefore, these 35 zones would be added seven municipalities and two basic areas plus one municipality.

The new zones will be the municipalities of Chinchón and Villaconejos (basic area of ​​Colmenar de la Oreja); San Martín de Valdeiglesias and Pelayos de la Presa (basic health area of ​​San Martín de Valdeiglesias), the municipalities of Alpedrete, Galapagar and Moralzarzal; and in the municipality of Collado Villabalba, the basic areas of Sierra de Guadarrama and Collado Villalba station are added, which causes Collado Villalba to be confined in its entirety.

10:17 – LAST MINUTE | Valencian Community restricts the capacity in premises to a third and limits terraces and cultural spaces to 50% This is established by the resolution published by the Ministry of Health this Friday in the Official Gazette of the Generalitat Valenciana, which also renders the restrictions in the most affected towns that were decreed last week.

Ximo Puig limits the capacity of shops to a third and terraces to 50%

Victor Romero. Valencia

The text, which It will be in force from midnight this Saturday until December 9 at 11:59 p.m.It also limits religious ceremonies and wakes to a maximum of 25 people outdoors and 15 indoors and does not allow authorizing any type of "mass event or activity".

09:39 – Germany registered a new maximum of coronavirus infections, exceeding 20,000 positives in 24 hours, while the number of fatalities rose to 166 in one day, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute of Virology updated last midnight.

Germany registers a new maximum when exceeding 20,000 infections in 24 hours


Thus, the health authorities recorded 21,506 new cases in one day; the total number of positives since the first contagion was announced in the country at the end of January stands at 619,089, with 11,096 deaths.

09:09 – The Hostemur hotel trade association has called for 22:00 this Friday a collective applause as a symbol of citizen support for the sector before the closure for two weeks, starting tomorrow, ordered by the Government of Murcia to stop the advance of the coronavirus.

The Region of Murcia closes all its bars and restaurants to avoid contagion


In a statement, the hoteliers point out that it is a symbolic act "by and for the hospitality industry, which they invite to join all the hotel establishments of the Murcia region".

08:50 – The mayor of Seville, Juan Espadas, is confined to his home after having close contact with a person who has tested positive for covid-19, although his test has been negative.

08:00 – Good Morning! The Community of Madrid has closed perimeter since midnight on this friday until monday 9 November included to prohibit the entry and exit of the region on the Almudena bridge and thus avoid infections by coronavirus, as happened a week ago during the All Saints bridge.

Ayuso may close Madrid the Almudena bridge after the approval of Health

Paloma Esteban

This new perimeter closure will be in effect from Friday, November 6 at 00:00 to Tuesday, November 10 at 00:00, as established at the end of October by the Community of Madrid in a regional decree signed by the president, Isabel Diaz Ayuso.