Coronavirus, last minute | Basque Country declares health emergency

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Health has reported 14,500 cases and 42 deaths with COVID-19 compared to Wednesday. The official count in Spain reaches 88,122 deceased and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5.189.220.

The cumulative incidence continues to rise in almost all territories, with the sole exception of Castilla-La Mancha. Since the last report, it grows 17 points, to 234.03 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The highest rise was recorded in Aragon (+32 points), from the previous day at high risk. At very high risk is Navarra, which is close to 700 cases of incidence rate, and the Basque Country (552), which as of this Friday declares a state of health emergency. The rest of the communities are at medium risk.

The Ministry of Health and the communities have analyzed this Thursday in Córdoba the state of the pandemic, in a meeting in which the new strategies for Digital Health and Mental Health. This is the second face-to-face meeting held by Minister Carolina Darias and the 17 councilors so far this year.

Meanwhile, the world watches with caution evolution of the omicron variant, detected in South Africa and travel restrictions are extended. Spain has already detected five cases of the variant and there is already community transmission in Madrid.

The European Commission considers that the time has come to discuss the advisability of making vaccination against COVID-19 mandatory given that only 70% of the total European population is fully immunized.

We tell you the last hour of the pandemic minute by minute:

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Miguel Charte

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  • 08:35

    South Africa: Health Minister Joseph Phaahla assures that the country can deal with the fourth wave of the virus, caused by the omicron variant, without further restrictive measures.

  • 08:30

    Sri Lanka detects the first case of the new omicron variant in its territory, a citizen who had returned to the island country from South Africa.

  • 08:17

    Cantabria data: 175 new positives in the last 24 hours, and another person deceased. The incidence reaches 215 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days. Hospitalizations also increased, from 36 to 37 admitted, the same as ICU patients, which went from 7 to 8.

  • 08:09

    In the Basque Country, with an incidence of 552 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, this Friday the decree declaring a Health Emergency comes into force, the necessary step to activate the anti-pandemic law that empowers the Basque Government to implement restrictive measures.

  • 08:08

    The cumulative incidence continues to rise in almost all territories, with the sole exception of Castilla-La Mancha. Since the last report, it has grown 17 points, to 234.03 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

  • 08:08

    Health reported 14,500 cases and 42 deaths with COVID-19 on Thursday compared to Wednesday. The official count in Spain reaches 88,122 deaths and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5,189,220.

  • 08:07

    Good Morning. We begin at this time, as every day since the beginning of the pandemic, the informative account of the news about the new coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

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