Brazil accumulates more than ten million infections

Updated:19/02/2021 07:28h

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The autonomous communities notified the Ministry of Health yesterday 14,515 new cases of coronavirus, of which 4,323 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours, compared to 4,691 registered on Wednesday. With these cases, the global number of people infected with Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic stands at 3,121,687.

The current average incidence of infections in Spain in the last 14 days continues to decline, standing at 320 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, compared to the 349.81 reported Wednesday by the department led by Carolina Darias.

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07.28

Dinners are back in Madrid: «There was a desire, we stayed until eleven»

Madrid forgot this Thursday a dead month where the last beers were rushed in minutes and social life died at ten at night. It is ‘juernes’ and the capital returns to its old ways. Dusk gave free rein to the bustle, which returned to one of the loudest points of the Madrid night. To the relief of the hoteliers (and the grief of the neighbors), Ponzano seemed to want to recover what was lost in a few hours. The ‘Covid terraces’ that invade the parking spaces in this part of Chamberí were already full hours before the curfew. Cris de Quiroga reports.

07.13

China still does not register local cases of Covid-19 but adds a score of imported positives

China has added another 18 cases to its balance of those infected by the coronavirus this Friday, although the Ministry of Health has specified that none of these cases is of local transmission. Specifically, of these 18 positives arrived from outside the Asian country, 10 of them have presented symptoms, while eight of them are asymptomatic.In this Friday’s report, the health authorities have detailed that China has not registered any case of local transmission for four consecutive days. In the last 24 hours, no suspicious case or death related to the disease has been detected.

07.00

The coronavirus already leaves more than 10 million cases in Brazil

Brazil, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic in the world, surpassed 10 million accumulated cases of coronavirus yesterday, almost a year after the first contagion was registered in the country, the Government reported.According to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, since February 26, 2020, the Latin American giant has already added 10,030,626 cases of coronavirus, after registering 51,879 infections in the last 24 hours.On the last day, Brazil recorded 1,367 deaths from Covid-19, so the total number of deaths already reaches 243,457, at a time when the country faces a resurgence of the disease despite the beginning of its slow vaccination.The mortality rate now stands at 116 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, while the incidence is 4,773 infected in the same proportion.

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06.50

The US will contribute 4,000 million dollars to facilitate access to the vaccine against Covid in the world

The United States will contribute 4,000 million dollars (more than 3,300 million euros) to facilitate access to the vaccine against Covid globally.As the White House has specified in a statement, the United States will initially contribute 2,000 million dollars (more than 1,600 million euros) to the Global Alliance for Immunization and Vaccination (GAVI), which participates in the COVAX mechanism, which supports access to vaccines in 92 low-income countries, and will then make another $ 2 billion donation to that tool throughout 2021 and 2022.US President Joe Biden will announce this commitment today at the G7 summit, where he will also call on partners to “prioritize a sustainable health security funding mechanism designed to catalyze countries to form the capacity needed to end the pandemic. ‘

06.45

Mexico reports 1,047 new deaths and 9,099 infections from Covid-19

Mexico reported 1,047 new deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours to accumulate a total of 178,108 deaths, the Ministry of Health reported yesterday. In addition, 9,099 new positive cases were reported for a total of 2,022,662 confirmed infections.With these figures, Mexico ranks thirteenth in the world in the number of infections and third with the most deaths from the pandemic, behind the United States and Brazil, according to the US Johns Hopkins University.Since the beginning of the pandemic in Mexico, 5.2 million patients have been studied, with a positivity of 39%, reported the director of Epidemiology, José Luis Alomía, at a press conference at the National Palace. In addition, he said that there are 1,577,838 people who are considered recovered.

06.40

Boris Johnson to Call on G7 Leaders to Reduce New Vaccine Development Time to 100 Days

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will ask G7 leaders to support efforts to cut vaccine development time to 100 days, something that “will save countless lives in future health crises.”This has been assured by the Government in a statement, highlighting that Johnson will raise this proposal to “accelerate the development of vaccines” at the first meeting of the G7 that the United Kingdom will chair.The prime minister has asked the government’s top scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance, to work with international partners, such as the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as industrial and scientific experts, to advise the G7 on accelerating the process of development of vaccines, treatments and tests for common pathogens.

06.30

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Colombia adds 4,824 new cases and starts vaccination in large cities

Colombia added 4,824 new cases of Covid-19 yesterday and reached 2,212,525 infections, the day on which vaccination began in the country’s large cities such as Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, Barranquilla and Cartagena de Indias, the Ministry of Health reported.During the past day, 200 deaths were reported, of which 158 occurred in previous days, and the number of fatalities left by the coronavirus pandemic rose to 58,334.There are still 42,102 active cases in the country, corresponding to 1.9% of the total, and 2,105,445 patients appear as recovered, that is, 95.1% of the people who have contracted the disease in Colombia.The large cities of Colombia, led by Bogotá, began vaccination against Covid-19 this Thursday, a day after the first 18 doses were applied in Sincelejo and Montería, in the Caribbean region of the country.

06.20

The Czech Government recognizes that border measures with Germany are far from relaxed

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Tomas Petricek, acknowledged yesterday that there will be a “radical change in the near future” to relax the strict measures imposed by Germany on the border due to the coronavirus crisis.Petricek transferred part of the conversation by videoconference he had with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, and in which the Austrian and Slovakian foreign officials were also present, who also addressed him on the same issue.“Unfortunately, we do not expect any radical changes in the near future. That is a realistic estimate, I do not want to promise the unrealizable. Heiko Maas has reiterated that the flexibility will depend on the situation in our country, “which, he acknowledged on Twitter,” is not improving.Recently, the Government of Germany classified the Czech Republic as a high-risk area for variants of the coronavirus, imposing new strict controls on the border.

06.15

Argentina adds 7,671 new cases of Covid-19 and 242 more deaths

Argentina registered 7,671 new cases of Covid yesterday, bringing the number of positives to 2,046,795, while deaths rose to 50,857 after 242 more deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours.According to official records, the province of Buenos Aires remains the district with the most confirmed cases so far (854,310, of which 3,254 were notified this Thursday), followed by the city of Buenos Aires, with 224,931 confirmed infections, 794 of them reported yesterday. In third place is the province of Santa Fe (center), with a total of 212,969 positives, 402 notified this Thursday.On the other hand, according to official sources, there are 1,849,451 patients who have already been discharged, while 3,595 people with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 remain admitted to intensive care units, 22 more than the previous day.

06.10

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The Vatican opens the door to sanction with dismissals those employees who do not get vaccinated

The Vatican City State has opened the door to sanction with dismissals those employees who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by underlining that refusing “may also constitute a danger to other people and seriously increase the risk to public health.” .This is clear from the decree signed by Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, governor of the Vatican City published this Thursday.In addition, the new regulation of the vaccination campaign includes other fines for all those who skip other measures in force against the pandemic in the Vatican territory, which also includes St. Peter’s Square, the Basilica, the Vatican Museums but also the embassies of the Holy See abroad.

06.00

The British variant already accounts for more than a third of those positive for coronavirus in France

The British variant of the coronavirus already accounts for 36 percent of the positives for coronavirus in France, as announced yesterday by the French Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, who added that another five percent correspond to the South African and Brazilian variants, all more contagious than the original strain.Likewise, Véran announced that as of Monday, the duration of the quarantines of those infected by Covid-19 will be extended from seven to ten days, according to the local newspaper ‘Le Figaro’.The country has registered 22,501 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, while 271 people have lost their lives.With these figures, France accumulates a total of 59,159 deaths caused by the coronavirus, as well as 3,536,648 infections detected by the health authorities.

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