WHO believes virus was already circulating in Wuhan in December

The coronavirus pandemic is on the verge of 109 million infections worldwide, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University, one of the main monitoring bodies for covid-19. The center also posts 2.39 million deaths worldwide and more than 61 million people recovered.

The United States continues to appear as the country most affected in total figures, with more than 27.63 million infections and almost 485,000 dead, followed by India, with 10.9 million and 155,700 deaths; and Brazil, with almost 9.83 million accumulated positives and 239,000 deaths, respectively.

In Spain, the pandemic maintains high levels of mortality – the latest data is that of the 530 deaths in 24 hours last Friday – but its contagion capacity continues to decrease and the accumulated incidence in fourteen days per 100,000 inhabitants drops to 496.01, a figure that has not been collected since January 15.

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11:20 – The Municipal Police of Madrid has intervened, during this weekend, in a total of 418 illegal parties held in homes and entertainment venues for breaches of anti-Covid regulations (80 on Friday, 170 on Saturday and 168 on Sunday).

At some of these parties there was a number of people higher than allowed and no masks were used or other security measures, sources from the City Council's Security and Emergencies Area led by Inmaculada Sanz have informed Europa Press.

11:16 – GALICIA | The decline of the third wave of covid-19 remains firm in Galicia, with another day with more than a thousand registrations (1,055) and almost 700 fewer active cases (693), up to 13,052, figures similar to those of four weeks ago (January 18), although the healthcare pressure rebounds slightly according to the latest data and continues to stagnate.

According to the Galician Health Service, until 6:00 p.m. on Sunday there were in the ICUs of the Galician hospitals 224 people, two more than the previous day, while there were 792 people in the plant, after 17 new admissions; so the total number once again exceeds the thousand entered (1,016).

10:59 – CATALONIA | According to the epidemiological data updated this Monday by the Health department, conditioned by the weekend, when fewer diagnostic tests are done and fewer hospital discharges are given, the coronavirus epidemic entered this Sunday in the control phase, with a decrease in the positivity of all tests below 5% and that this Monday stood at 4.5%, three tenths less than the previous day.

The virus continues to fall in Catalonia, although hospital pressure continues


10:26 – ARAGON | The Government of Aragon has notified 100 new cases of covid and one deceased for this cause in the autonomous community this Sunday, according to the provisional data collected on its website. Likewise, there have been 290 registrations.

By provinces, in Saragossa, 70 infections have been reported, the only deceased of the day and 163 recovered; in Huesca, four positive and 17 discharges; and in Teruel 25 infections and 107 people recovered.

10:22 – Quarantine begins in hotels for travelers from high-risk countries in the United Kingdom. British and Irish citizens and residents of the United Kingdom who enter England from this Monday from countries with high risk of covid-19, including Portugal and Brazil, must quarantine in hotels.

The Government drew up a list of 33 countries included in the so-called "red list", in which there are also countries from South America and South Africa, to stop the spread of variants of the coronavirus, such as the South African and Brazilian.

A hotel close to Heathrow airport. (EFE)

09:39 – The British immunization scheme against covid-19 entered a new stage this Monday by starting with the vaccination of those over 65, after the four most vulnerable groups have already received the first dose. More than 15 million people have been vaccinated with the first of the two doses of the vaccine, with which the British Government considers that it has fulfilled this first objective.

09:38 – The largest study to date in Israel, between 1.2 million people, shows a reduction in 94% of symptomatic infections among those vaccinated against covid-19.

The study, published this Sunday by Clalit, the country's main health mutual, compares the effectiveness of the vaccine among 600,000 users who have received the two doses of Pzifer and the same number of people without inoculation.

09:27 – Russian authorities have confirmed this Monday more than 14,000 cases and nearly 400 deaths by coronavirus during the last day, according to data collected by the national operational center for the fight against COVID-19.

The agency has detailed that during the last 24 hours, 14,207 cases and 394 deaths have been detected, which places the totals at 4,086,090 and 80,520, respectively, since the beginning of the pandemic.

08:42 – Germany exceeds threshold of 65,000 deaths from coronavirus after adding another 116 fatalities during the last 24 hours. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the governmental entity in charge of the control of infectious diseases, has indicated through its website that during the last day they have been detected 4,426 cases and 116 deaths, which places the totals at 2,338,987 and 65,076, respectively.

Germany registers 4,426 infections, 116 deaths and exceeds the threshold of 65,000 deaths


08:38 – The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Elizabeth Astete, has resigned this Sunday of his position after confess that you had received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, something that he has labeled as "a serious mistake", while a list of officials who have also received immunization ahead of time has been released.

08:07 – A 40% of Peruvians have been infected of the coronavirus, which has left more than 3,800 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the National Institute of Health (INS). So far, some 12 million PeruviansAccording to the INS infectious disease doctor Lely Solari, which represents 40% of the total population.

Thus, Solari has detailed that "people who have antibodies for having presented a previous infection represent 40% of the 32 million Peruvians", according to statements collected by Agencia Andina.

Women of the Shipibo-Konibo ethnic group in the community of Cantagallo, next to the Rímac River, in Lima (Peru). (EFE)

08:05 – China registered this Sunday a case of covid-19 by local transmission after seven consecutive days without detecting contagions of this type, the National Health Commission reported today. The contagion was detected in Hebei province, the scene of one of the outbreaks registered in the north of the country at the end of December.

08:01 – Catalonia has entered this Sunday, in which it celebrated electoral day, in pandemic control phase by achieving a 5% decrease in positivity in the tests he does, although there is still 638 patients in ICU, thirteen less than the day before, while Madrid reported 835 new cases of coronavirus this Sunday compared to the 2,660 reported on Saturday.

08:00 – The arrival of new shipments of vaccine doses from Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca that Health expects to receive during this month will speed up the vaccination process, whiles diagnosed cases of coronavirus continue to decline in several autonomous communities such as Andalusia, Murcia, Galicia, the Basque Country, Navarra and Cantabria.