Health has notified 117,775 new infections detected on the last day. The figure, although very high, has not exceeded the record of daily infections registered last Thursday: more than 160,000. The total number of cases now amounts to 6,785,286. In addition, they are counted 116 deaths, which brings the count to 89,689 official deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The incidence at 14 days adds 138 points from Monday and it once again takes the rate to new limits: 2,433.94 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The accumulated incidence is growing strongly in all the territories of Spain, which are at a very high risk level for this indicator according to the Health traffic light. All the territories, with the exception of Melila, have already exceeded their record for the entire pandemic
The government and the autonomous communities decided on Tuesday that the back to classes after the Christmas break will be face-to-face in all educational stages, despite the fact that Ómicron continues to leave an avalanche of infections and records in several countries. One million children between the ages of 5 and 11 have already received a dose of the vaccine in Spain.
The future spanish vaccine that the company Hipra is developing presents “very good results and very good resistance” against the Omicron variant, according to preliminary results.
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In Spain, the accumulated incidence continues to skyrocket and is already close to 2,300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, especially due to the rebound in infections caused by the new variant, omicron.
We recall that COVID-19 has caused more than 5.4 million deaths to date and has infected more than 292 million people around the planet. The United States is the country with the highest death toll, with 827,000 deaths; followed by Brazil, over 619,000; and India with 482,000 dead.
In China, several Chinese cities have imposed lockdowns or travel restrictions after finding new outbreaks of covid. Apart from the confinement of the city of Xi’an, where citizens cannot leave their homes since last December 23, they have also decreed partial quarantines in towns like Ningbo, in the eastern province of Zhejiang, or in Yuzhou, en la central de Henan.
We change the subject to review some international news. In Denmark, schools will resume face-to-face classes on Wednesday after several days of distance learning and after the unprecedented spike in coronavirus infections led to an early holiday in mid-December, the Government announced on Tuesday.
The explosion of contagions in the sixth wave However, it will not be an impediment for the Magi to fill the little ones with enthusiasm. On this second Christmas in pandemic, the masks and reduced capacity will be the fundamental measures to participate in the parades.
We return to focus on cavalcades of kings because each territory has imposed different precautions for tonight. While in cities such as Madrid, Córdoba and Tarragona they have decided to eliminate the launch of sweets and toys, in Jaén 6,000 kilos of sweets will be distributed, in a modified route.
A day before, the Government and communities agreed that the ‘back to school’ will be face-to-face after Reyes in all Spain. The return will begin on January 10 and for all educational levels. Here you can read a guide to not get lost with the new protocols.
Today the day will be marked by the atypical Three Wise Men parade that they will have to adjust, one more year, to the sanitary circumstances to minimize risks. They will parade in all cities, but in some they will not throw candy and their audience will have reduced capacity.
Hello. We start here the live narration on the latest news related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We remember that Health has notified 117,775 new infections detected on the last day. The figure, although still high, has exceeded the record of daily infections registered last Thursday: more than 160,000.
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