Coronavirus, December 21 | Sánchez brings together the regional presidents today with the incidence soared in Spain



Health has notified this Tuesday 49,823 cases. In addition, it reports 94 deaths since the last report, so that the official count in Spain reaches 88,887 deaths and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5,535,231.

The cumulative incidence has grown 86 points since the last report and stands at 695 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, surpassing the peak of the second wave that occurred in November 2020.

The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has called the Conference of Presidents for this Wednesday, December 22, to discuss common measures. However, some communities are already taking action. Many have imposed the COVID certificate to enter different spaces, including the hospitality industry. Y Catalonia proposes to return to the curfew, close nightlife and limit meetings to 10 people

The WHO points out that the omicron variant spreads faster compared to the delta variant, since in countries where local transmission of the first has been detected it is being observed that cases double in 1.5 to 3 days. The variant is already present in 89 countries.

The new coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, has already caused more than 5.3 million deaths and more than 274 million infected worldwide.

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  • 10:15

    The first school term of the 2021-22 academic year in Catalonia ends with 67,257 students confined by covid, 9,501 more than those who were in quarantine yesterday, with which 4.67% of Catalan students are affected. These are the latest data provided by the Department of Education through the Traçacovid application based on the figures provided by educational centers, which were launched last year and are used to monitor the evolution of COVID-19 cases in the education system.

  • 10:11

    The British government reduces the COVID-19 self-isolation period to seven days as of this Wednesday, instead of 10, for people from the United Kingdom who get a negative antigen test result two days in a row.

  • 10:04

    Russia reports 25,264 new cases of coronavirus and 1,020 deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

  • 10:01

    The Catalan nurses union has denounced this Wednesday that the addresses of some health centers have begun to denying the Christmas holidays to health professionals in the face of the explosion of Omicron cases.

    In a statement, the union complains about an instruction from the Department of Health that establishes that health professionals should not be quarantined if they are close contacts without protection from a positive for covid and they question that the Minister of Health, Josep María Argimon, watches over the health of the toilets despite the fact that he publicly stated that “we must take care of those who take care of us.”

  • 09:57

    Governments around the world have tightened restrictions and have made urgent requests to citizens to get vaccinated, since Ómicron is already emerging as the dominant strain of the coronavirus.

    Singapore will freeze the sale of new airline tickets and flights and buses under its quarantine-free travel program in the city-state from Thursday until January 20. Omicron cases in India have almost doubled in the last week.

    Australia has reported more than 5,000 daily infections for the first time during the pandemic, with most of the cases in its most populous states, New South Wales and Victoria. However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that there will be no further shutdowns of the country.

  • 09:49

    Public Health has reported 1,795 COVID-19 infections in Aragon corresponding to Tuesday, 592 more than the previous day and the highest number recorded in the entire pandemic. According to provisional data published this Wednesday In the Transparency Portal of the Government of Aragon, 1,352 infections have been reported in the province of Zaragoza, 276 in that of Huesca and 160 in that of Teruel, while in 8 the origin has not been identified.

    Since the start of the pandemic, 189,771 people have contracted the coronavirus in Aragon and 166,798 have recovered, of which 762 were discharged yesterday. The number of people killed by COVID-19 in Aragon rises to 4,003.

  • 09:47

    Pablo Casado has made Sánchez ugly for his inaction and has accused him of using the autonomous communities as human shields. In addition, he has again demanded a pandemic law and, again, he has asked Sánchez what has to happen in Spain for him to do something and, on the day of the Christmas Draw, he has asked him not to play the lottery with him. future of the spanish

  • 09:43

    The President of the Government leads this Wednesday, two days before Christmas, a conference of regional presidents to analyze what new measures to take in the face of the progress of the cases, which place Spain at the maximum risk of contagion since last Friday.

  • 09:40

    The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has assured this Wednesday in the Congress of Deputies that families will be able to celebrate Christmas despite the advance of the sixth wave of the pandemic, which this Tuesday left the worst daily contagion data since the health emergency began with 49,823 positives. The head of the Executive has guaranteed that the Christmas celebrations will continue before a question from the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, who in the control session to the Government has indicated that all of Spain is “shocked” by the increase in cases Already two days after Christmas, Spaniards do not know without going to be able to spend Christmas with the family.

    “Parents will be able to celebrate Christmas with their children, grandparents and grandmothers will be able to celebrate Christmas with their grandchildren and granddaughters and sons and daughters, don’t worry about that, Your Honor,” Sánchez replied to Casado and he has reminded him that, despite his “ominous predictions” today 90% of the target population is vaccinated in Spain.

  • 09:38

    Vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 is now officially open in France, the Minister of Health, Olivier Veran, announced this Wednesday, although he specified that the booster dose has not been extended to adolescents “for the moment.” The High Health Authority (HAS) had given the green light on Monday to vaccinate children between the ages of 5 and 11 – on a voluntary basis – after the Ethics Committee (CCNE) did so on the previous Friday.

  • 09:29

    Japan has detected its first cases of community transmission of the omicron variant of COVID-19, three members of a family residing in Osaka, in the west of the country, with no history of traveling abroad, authorities have informed this Wednesday. It is the first time that the country has detected a case of omicron with an unknown contagion route and in a person who had not arrived from abroad since it identified its first contagion with the variant in the territory at the end of November in a diplomat arrived from Namibia.

  • 09:26

    Pfizer Inc has announced this Wednesday that it will supply 2.5 million additional doses of your COVID-19 ‘Paxlovid’ pill to the UK. In total, 2.75 million doses of the pill are expected to be supplied to the UK through 2022, the drugmaker has said.

  • 09:15

    The accumulated incidence grows 86 points and stands at 695.38 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, surpassing the peak of the second wave that occurred in November 2020.

  • 09:14

    Health has notified this Tuesday the highest number of infections in one day (not counting weekends) of the entire pandemic, with 49,823 cases. In addition, it reports 94 deaths compared to Monday’s report, so that the official count in Spain reaches 88,887 deaths and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5,585,054.

  • 09:13

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