Coronavirus, today | Wave of omicron infections have not yet reached the peak in Europe


Health notified last Friday, January 7, 242,440 new infections detected since the last report, issued on the 5th. The total number of registered cases exceeds seven million since the pandemic began (7,167,906). In addition, they are counted 97 deaths, bringing the count to 89,934 official deaths.

The 14-day incidence totaled on Friday 148 points and takes the rate back to new limits, exceeding the 2,700 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

The healthcare pressure it keeps going up, as the cases go up. The pressure in ICUs stands at 22.06%, half a point more than in the last report.

This Monday 8 million students resume classes. One of the main novelties introduced is to apply more lax quarantines in educational centers, a matter on which the Public Health Commission ruled this past Friday. 32.1% of children between 5 and 11 years old have at least one dose of the vaccine. 3,349,276 minors of that age have to be vaccinated.

The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, responsible for the COVID-19 disease, has so far caused more than 300 million cases in the world, with close to 5.5 million dead.

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  • 08:09

    In Spain, the wave of casualties due to COVID-19 threatens essential sectors and leaves small businesses in the picture.

  • 08:08

    The wave of infections caused by the omicron variant (in Spain it is the sixth wave of infections) continues throughout Europe, and has not yet reached its peak. All health systems are trying to withstand the pressure of a growing number of patients and sick leave of health workers.

  • 08:06

    One in three children between the ages of 5 and 11 returns to the classroom with a dose of the vaccine. 3,349,276 minors between the ages of 5 and 11 have yet to receive it.

  • 08:04

    This Monday eight million students from all educational stages return to classrooms in person, although in communities such as the Basque Country it was ahead of last Friday. Among the novelties, more flexible quarantines, teachers on leave and the pending vaccination.

  • 07:47

    The 14-day incidence totaled on Friday 148 points and takes the rate back to new limits, exceeding the 2,700 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

  • 07:47

    Health notified last Friday, January 7, 242,440 new infections detected since the last report, issued on the 5th. The total number of registered cases exceeds seven million since the pandemic began (7,167,906). In addition, they are counted 97 deaths, bringing the count to 89,934 official deaths.

  • 07:46

    Hello. We begin here our daily account, minute by minute, of all the news related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-COV-2.


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