The incidence of the coronavirus continues to rise and this Thursday has risen 31 points to stand at 472.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The Ministry of Health has reported 28,900 new infections and 48 deaths in one day. The official count in Spain reaches 88,667 deaths and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5,422,168.
The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities have approved the expansion of the booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine a Over 40 years old and essential workers immunized with AstraZeneca.
The Vaccination campaign for the almost 3.3 million children between 5 and 11 years old began last Wednesday in Spain in health centers, hospitals and points enabled up to now such as vaccinations and pavilions, and only five communities have also opted for schools.
Given the increase in incidence, the demand for COVID passport in several communities and in some, such as Aragon and Catalonia, the return of restrictions is not ruled out.
The new coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, has already caused 5.3 million deaths and has infected more than 272 million of people all over the planet,
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Extension. France: The French Consultative Committee on Ethics (CCNE) ruled this Friday in favor of the vaccination of children, but asks that it be voluntary and that the health pass is not imposed on them.
Thus The door opens for the Government to launch a vaccination campaign for children between 5 and 11 years old, now pending only the approval of the Health Authority, another advisory body that plans to pronounce itself in the next few hours. The French Government is waiting for these two reports to begin vaccinating children, after last Wednesday it began to immunize minors with pathologies or especially vulnerable.
Navarra data: 704 in the last 24 hours, according to provisional data from the Provincial Government.
Germany: Incidence continues to decline. The cumulative incidence continues to decline in Germany, although not at the rate required by the rapid expansion of the omicron variant, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for virology warned today.
The level stands at 331.8 cases for seven days and 100,000 inhabitants this Friday, and the decline occurs steadily in practically the entire country, according to data provided today by the RKI. In the last 24 hours, 50,968 infections have been registered, about 10,000 less than the previous Friday. The death toll is 437.
Madrid: Seventeen health workers at the Isabel Zendal Nurse Hospital are infected, although “all of them have mild symptoms and are quarantined in their homes,” according to sources at the health center. The contagion “has not occurred inside the hospital but outside,” say the same sources, although without giving further details.
South Africa is seeing a slow increase in deaths from COVID-19, but starting from low numbers.
France: The Medical Ethics Committee approves the vaccination of all children between 5 and 11 years old.
For now, the Community of Madrid, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura are reluctant to implement the passport, while Asturias, at very high risk since Monday, has already “on the table” the use of this tool, that the Canary Islands want to toughen up.
But the escalation of contagion is opening other debates in various autonomies, such as Aragon, where the autonomous government has not ruled out re-adopting mobility and schedule restrictions if its Superior Court of Justice rejects expanding the activities and cases in which this is required. certificate as requested. In Catalonia, the advisory committee of the Government finalizes a report with restrictive measures to reduce interactions in the face of Christmas.
COVID certificate. The Balearic Islands, Galicia and Euskadi have obtained the endorsement of their courts this week to expand the activities in which the COVID passport is required, which has also been implemented in Ceuta.
Hans Kluge, regional director of the OMS for Europe, send a Christmas message on social networks: “My message to everyone in Europe and Central Asia is to exercise caution this holiday. Use the many tools at our disposal.”
“Be smart, be kind, be safe this holiday seasonMy message to people in Europe & central Asia is to exercise caution this holiday season. Use the many tools we have at our disposal💉😷🪟 🧿↔ￏThese stabilizers help us to manage the virus & keep people safe👉https://t.co/CQAqnJWCEm“
– Hans Kluge (@hans_kluge) December 16, 2021
The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities yesterday approved the extension of the booster doses of the vaccine to people over 40 years of age and to essential workers immunized with AstraZeneca.
Spain chains three days of strong increase in the transmission, an average of more than 25,000 positives and 30 points of increase in each day. With this transmission, ten communities are at the highest risk indicator for contagion.
The incidence of the coronavirus continues to rise and this Thursday it has risen 31 points to 472.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The Ministry of Health has reported 28,900 new infections and 48 deaths in one day. The official count in Spain reaches 88,667 deaths and the cases registered since the beginning of the pandemic amount to 5,422,168.
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