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    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon hit a new daily record for COVID-19 fatalities Tuesday, registering 73 deaths as protesters took to the streets for a second day to denounce strict lockdown measures put in place to curb an exhausting surge in infections. The health ministry said the number of virus-related deaths, which in a day climbed above 60 for the first time, reached nearly 2,500 in the small country. Daily infections have soared in recent weeks and hospitals have struggled with COVID-19 patients, reporting near full occupancy in ICU beds. Nearly 286,000 infections have been recorded since last February. To respond to the crisis, the government imposed a nearly month-long nationwide lockdown, the strictest since the virus hit Lebanon. Measures in place since mid-January to fight the virus’ spread have been criticized by many as coming too late, particularly after the government relaxed previous restrictions to allow for holiday...
    An antibody cocktail used as a passive vaccine for COVID-19 has been 100% effective in preventing symptomatic infections, Regeneron announced Tuesday. The antibody cocktail, REGEN-COV, showed successful results when administered as a preventative measure for people at high risk of infection due to living with an active COVID-19 patient, according to Regeneron. Of the 400 people who received the cocktail in a study, infections lasted no more than one week, symptomatic COVID-19 infection was prevented and people were around 50% less likely to be infected compared to the placebo group. “The antibody cocktail is currently authorized for use as a treatment in certain, high-risk mild-to-moderate COVID patients,” Regeneron Spokesperson Alexandra Bowie told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “The initial supply was purchased by the federal government which allocates it to the states/territories, who then allocate it to hospitals or infusion centers in their region. It is currently available to eligible...
    Paramedics work inside an ambulance parked outside the Royal London Hospital in east London on January 21, 2021. - Britain's coronavirus mortality rate has risen nearly 15 percent over the past week, as surging infection rates throughout December have now fed into increasing hospital admissions and deaths. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The U.K.'s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has hit 100,000, the grim milestone reached on Tuesday as a recent surge in infections continues to put pressure on hospitals and emergency services. The latest data from the government showed a further 1,631 people had died within 28 days of a positive test. To date, the U.K. has recorded over 3.6 million infections. Britain has been hit particularly hard by the pandemic that emerged in the country almost a year ago. The first...
    The antibody cocktail used to treat COVID-19 has shown to be 100 percent effective at protecting against symptomatic cases of the bug, according to new data released Tuesday. Regeneron said its REGEN-COV treatment completely reduced symptomatic infections and cut overall rates of infections to about 50 percent in about 400 participants who was living with a COVID-19 patient. Ten out of 186 people who received the treatment contracted COVID-19 but did not experience symptoms. Those participants also had smaller viral loads and a shorter period of viral shedding, the company said. The Westchester-based biotechnology giant said the treatment could be used as a “passive vaccine” following the Phase 3 results in the trial jointly run by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In November, the Food and Drug Administration greenlit Regeneron’s therapy for mild to moderate COVID-19 cases in adults and children. A “passive vaccine” involves delivering...
    London (CNN Business)The pandemic could slam the brakes on a global economic turnaround this year despite mass vaccination programs and unprecedented levels of stimulus, according to the International Monetary Fund. The IMF expects the global economy to grow by 5.5% this year, it said on Tuesday, or 0.3 percentage points faster than its previous forecast in October. The upgrade reflects "expectations of a vaccine-powered strengthening of activity later in the year and additional policy support in a few large economies," the group said. (The IMF estimates that the world economy shrank by 3.5% in 2020, its biggest peacetime contraction since the Great Depression.)But it also warned that surging infections in late 2020, renewed lockdowns and logistical problems with vaccine distribution could hamstring growth. If new variants of the coronavirus also prove difficult to contain, global output this year would be 0.75% less than the IMF expects.Looking further ahead, the IMF...
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s Health Ministry says the country’s confirmed coronavirus infections have passed 1 million. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    THE BRAZILIAN "super-Covid" variant has spread to the United States as the first case of the strain was detected in Minnesota. The highly-contagious variant, dubbed P1, is believed to be up to 50 percent more infectious than the standard coronavirus. It also is considered to be rather resilient to the coronavirus vaccine. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS. Most read in NewsDOC CASHING INFauci made $417,608 more than TRUMP last year as the highest-paid gov worker'KIDNAP' HELLHunt for dad...
    Long Island has been cited as an area of concern as the COVID-19 hospitalization and infection rates in the region continue to be among the highest in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo identified Long Island, the Bronx, and the Finger Lakes region as areas to keep an eye on as the state continues monitoring the rapid spread to ensure the hospitals aren’t overwhelmed. Currently, there are nearly 1,600 COVID-19 patients being treated for the virus in Long Island hospitals, which represents 0.06 percent of the population, the highest percentage in the state. Long Island’s 6.92 percent infection rate on Sunday, Jan. 24 was also the highest of the state’s 10 regions. “When you look across the state at the percentage of population hospitalized by region, you see Long Island and the Finger Lakes, and then the highest positivity is on Long Island,” Cuomo said. “We’re working on three...
    GENEVA — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday. The International Labor Organization estimated that the restrictions on businesses and public life destroyed 8.8% of all work hours around the world last year. That is equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs – quadruple the impact of the financial crisis over a decade ago. “This has been the most severe crisis for the world of work since The Great Depression of the 1930s. Its impact is far greater than that of the global financial crisis of 2009,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. The fallout was almost equally split between reduced work hours and “unprecedented” job losses, he said. The United Nations agency noted that most people who lost work stopped looking for a job altogether, likely...
    Connecticut’s vaccination program is proving effective in nursing homes, with the number of new infections continuing to drop, according to the latest data provided by the state. Health officials announced that more than 64,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to nursing home residents and workers in January, and the number of new infections continues to drop. For the fourth straight week, the number of infections in nursing homes dropped, to 238 confirmed cases reported between Wednesday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 19. During that stretch, there were 92 virus-related deaths reported in Connecticut nursing homes. A total of 190 new COVID-19 infections were reported in staff members, including one fatality. According to reports, the number of residents accepting the vaccine has hit approximately 90 percent, while roughly half of the employees have received their first dose of the vaccination. Statewide, as of Jan. 21, there were a total of 226,930...
    NEW cases of coronavirus have plunged today - raising hopes the UK may finally be past the peak. A further 22,195 people have tested positive for Covid overnight in the lowest new total since December 15. Meanwhile, 592 further deaths have been recorded. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 4Cases are finally dropping amid hopes Brits have battled past the peak of the pandemic 4And the PM revealed some restrictions could be eased in weeksCredit: London News Pictures 4Boris Johnson confirmed he's 'looking at relaxing some measures' on a visit to Barnet FC's ground, which is being used as a vaccination centreCredit: Reuters It comes as Boris Johnson confirms some lockdown rules could be lifted in just three weeks. The PM said he is "looking at the potential of relaxing some measures" ahead of a review of restrictions on February 15. Week-on-week, cases have dropped 25...
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s executive body proposed Monday that the bloc’s 27 nations impose more travel restrictions to counter the worrying spread of new coronavirus variants but make sure to keep goods and workers moving across EU borders. Amid concerns related to the production and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines, the European commission urged EU nations to reinforce testing and quarantine measures for travelers as virus mutations that are more transmissible threaten to overwhelm European hospitals with new cases. More than 400,000 EU citizens have already died from the virus since the pandemic first hit Europe last year. “The start of the EU vaccination campaign kicked off the beginning of the end of the pandemic,” EU Justice commissioner Didier Reynders said. “At the same time, new, more transmissible variants of the virus have surfaced. There is currently a very high number of new infections across many member states. And...
    GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday. The International Labor Organization estimated that the restrictions on businesses and public life destroyed 8.8% of all work hours around the world last year. That is equivalent to 255 million full-time jobs – quadruple the impact of the financial crisis over a decade ago. “This has been the most severe crisis for the world of work since The Great Depression of the 1930s. Its impact is far greater than that of the global financial crisis of 2009,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. The fallout was almost equally split between reduced work hours and “unprecedented” job losses, he said. The United Nations agency noted that most people who lost work stopped looking for a job altogether, likely...
    SACRAMENTO (CNN/CBS13) – It took just over a year for the United States to go from one to 25 million coronavirus infections. That’s an average of about 67,934 new infections every day, or an average of one new infection every 1.2 seconds since January 21, 2020. As infections kept soaring this weekend, so did the death toll. As of Sunday, more than 419,000 people have died from the virus in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US death toll could reach 569,000 by May 1, according to the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation – even though “42,800 lives will be saved by the projected vaccine rollout.” California on Sunday had surpassed 3.1 million infections over the course of the pandemic and more than 37,000 deaths. While some states have reported recent dips in their daily COVID numbers, new coronavirus variants have many scientists...
    The U.S. passed another milestone in the year-long struggle against Covid-19, as total infections exceeded 25 million, or about 8% of the population, according to data reported Sunday by Johns Hopkins University. On Saturday, the nation added 172,878 cases, 0.7% less than the average of the preceding seven days, figures compiled by Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg show. While daily case counts have declined after spiking to records of almost 300,000 after the Christmas holiday, the weekly average of about 175,000 new infections every day remains high. The U.S. death toll surpassed 417,000 as another 3,390 people died of Covid-19 nationwide. It was the lowest increase on a Saturday in three weeks. The U.S. count is more than double that of India, which has world’s second-most infections. New York state reported 12,720 new cases, as the virus continues to spread at a slower pace than during a post-holiday surge. Total hospitalizations...
    UK Covid deaths have grown by 610 but cases have dropped by 22 per cent in a week, with 30,004 new infections in the past 24 hours. The drop in cases continues a downward trend since the latest lockdown was introduced, but deaths have risen 11 per cent in the last week. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 1Covid cases are continuing to dropCredit: London News Pictures The number of deaths reported is usually lower on a Sunday. This time last week there were 38,598 new cases and 671 extra deaths. Yesterday, Covid deaths topped 1,000 for the fifth day in a row. Infections increased by 33,552, while there was 1,348 new deaths. It comes as: Boris Johnson must begin getting kids back into classrooms next month, the powerful Commons education boss warned Matt Hancock has warned we still have a "long,...
    In the last 24 hours, six deaths from coronavirus were recorded, including this four-month-old girl who lived in the western state of Yaracuy | 01/24/2021 | ionicons-v5-c08: 48 | . | VENEZUELA.- A four-month-old baby died this Saturday in Venezuela by Covid-19 and he becomes the third infant who does not exceed half a year of life due to the virus in less than a week, after other cases were known last Monday and Wednesday. The Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñáñez, reported through Twitter that in the last 24 hours there were six deaths from coronavirus, including this four-month-old girl who lived in the western state of Yaracuy (west). The government report does not add details on how the baby was infected or the circumstances of death, as happened on Monday and last Wednesday when it was learned that a four-month-old girl and another six-month-old boy lost their lives....
    (AP) — France’s government may impose a third lockdown in the coming days if an existing 12-hour-a-day curfew doesn’t significantly slow virus infections. Exactly a year after France announced Europe’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus, Health Minister Olivier Veran said in an interview published Sunday in the Le Parisien newspaper that if infections don’t drop, and “if the variants start to spread everywhere, we will take extra measures. And that’s called confinement. … We will close down.” An official in French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said Sunday that “everything is on the table” but no firm decisions will be made until the effect of the nationwide 6 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew is clear in the coming week. In addition to the curfew, French restaurants, tourist sites and many other public places have been closed since October. But virus infections, hospitalizations and deaths have started rising again this month. France, which...
    (CNN)The US is again quickly approaching another grim milestone: 25 million Covid-19 cases in a little more than a year since the country reported its first infection. The devastating number is more than double the number of infections reported in India, which has the second-highest number of cases after the US, according to Johns Hopkins University data. And it's nearly triple the number of cases in Brazil -- with the third-highest number of cases in the world, according to Johns Hopkins.And while some states have reported encouraging trends in the past weeks, experts warn the US is still not out of the woods -- and Covid-19 variants could pose further challenges. Particularly one variant, which was first identified in the UK. It's now been detected in at least 22 states, according to data posted Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Washington state health officials announced Saturday they...
    A four-month-old baby died this Saturday in Venezuela from Covid-19 and becomes the third infant who does not exceed half a year of life due to the virus in less than a week, after other cases were known last Monday and Wednesday. The Minister of Communication, Freddy Ñáñez, reported through Twitter that in the last 24 hours they were counted six deaths from coronavirus, including this four-month-old girl who lived in the western state of Yaracuy (west). Unfortunately we reported 6 deaths from this virus: 1 87-year-old man from Falcón state, 1 62-year-old man from Trujillo, 1 56-year-old man from Miranda, 1 84-year-old woman from Nva. Esparta, 1 man of 83 from Táchira and 1 4-month-old girl from Yaracuy. Condolences to his relatives – Freddy Ñáñez (@luchaalmada) January 23, 2021 The government report does not add details about how the baby was infected or the circumstances of death, as...
    Controversy in Zaragoza for some images that have circulated on social networks, in which you can see how hundreds of people they packed Alfonso Street in the Aragonese capital in an improvised concert, reports Herald. According to police sources cited by the rotating centenary, they gathered in the area between 100 and 200 people, for which the police were forced to intervene. The agents managed to dissolve the concentration without incident. The police, who were alerted by the residents of the area, did not file any complaint. All attendees wore a mask, although some did not have it correctly placed, and some people they had formed a dance coupleBesides, in general, the conditions of physical distance between citizens were not being respected. The artist who brought people together, Senegalese Big Moon, who has been playing in the streets of Zaragoza for 20 years and became famous for participating in...
    The Ministry of Health has reported 2,279 new coronavirus outbreaks this week that have generated 16,352 positives, of which 44% (7,303 infections) have taken place in the social sphere and in the context of family and friends gatherings at homes. These are some of the data released this Friday by Health, which indicates that since the de-escalation ended, they have been communicated to the Center for Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES) 29,027 outbreaks with 246,500 cases, affecting all autonomous communities and cities. Health highlights that in the last seven days, the area of ​​occurrence of outbreaks reported most frequently has been the mixed one (616 outbreaks and 3,966 cases), highlighting those with a social component. In addition, they have been notified 574 shoots with 3,831 social cases, the vast majority in the context of family and friends gatherings (417 outbreaks and 2,852 cases). The next area in...
    New York : Many are nomadic and increase the risk more Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy In addition to healthcare workers, those over 65, police, firefighters, and teachers, Another critical population of New York has since last week priority to access the scarce vaccines against the coronavirus: the homeless. The problem is how to track them, in the case of those who do not live in official shelters or authorized hotels. There are currently an estimated 60,000 homeless in NYC alone, many of them with mental health problems and who move around the city. In single adult shelters an average of 8 to 12 people share a room, and they can already be vaccinated. Families with children who reside in shelters are not eligible because they live in separate units and do not share dining areas like people do in...
    New York : Many are nomadic and increase the risk more Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy In addition to healthcare workers, those over 65, police, firefighters, and teachers, Another critical population of New York has since last week priority to access the scarce vaccines against the coronavirus: the homeless. The problem is how to track them, in the case of those who do not live in official shelters or authorized hotels. There are currently an estimated 60,000 homeless in NYC alone, many of them with mental health problems and who move around the city. In single adult shelters an average of 8 to 12 people share a room, and they can already be vaccinated. Families with children who reside in shelters are not eligible because they live in separate units and do not share dining areas like people do in hotels, he detailed. Gothamist....
    An Israeli healthcare group on Friday said coronavirus infections had plunged among people aged over 60 who had been vaccinated.  Israel is currently leading the global vaccination drive, with around 30 per cent of its citizens having had at least a single dose of a jab so far. But concern had risen globally over infection, death and hospitalisation rates in the country, which remained stubbornly high. Out of 82,930 active cases on Thursday, 1,918 were hospitalized. Last week, the hospitalisation figure was just over 1,000.   Officials had hoped that the vaccine drive - which began on December 19 - would start to show an effect by mid-February. But KSM Maccabi Research and Innovation Center claimed on Friday there had been a 'significant decrease' in the number of coronavirus infections among people aged over 60 who were vaccinated between December 19 and 24. After analysing data of more than 50,000 patients aged...
    The five countries most affected in absolute cases (USA, India, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom) show decreases in daily cases | 01/23/2021 | ionicons-v5-c13: 19 | . | Geneva.- Global cases of COVID-19 They reached 96.6 million today after 619,000 new infections were registered in the last day, a daily figure that confirms a decline in the curve worldwide in positives for more than a week, although the number of deaths continues to rise. Deaths in the last 24 hours exceeded 16,000, the second highest number so far in pandemic, and the deaths totals are already 2.09 million, with a graph still in continuous ascent since the end of October. America and Europe, the most affected regions in the pandemic, add 43 and 31 million cases respectively, although their graphs of daily infections show the same decline as the global one. The American continent could in the coming...
    The rapid advance of the coronavirus in this third wave has caused the accumulated incidence of Covid-19 to skyrocket in Spain to reach the 828.57 cases for every 100,000 inhabitants this Friday. Meanwhile, the communities continue to mark maximum infections in a tough phase in which they squeeze their possibilities to reduce contacts and mobility in order to contain the pandemic, which has reached this Saturday in the 2.5 million infections in all the country. Placeholder mam module Latest covid news in Spain: restrictions, infections, deaths, vaccines and live alarm status
    The autonomous communities have notified 44,357 new cases, of which 18,504 have been diagnosed in the last 24 hours. The figures are much higher than those of the same day last week, when 35,878 positives were reported, representing a new record in a single day of the pandemic, surpassing Wednesday, when 41,576 new positives were already reported. The total number of infected in Spain continues to increase until 2,456,675 since the pandemic began, according to official statistics. The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 795, when yesterday it was at 736, in the past two weeks a total of 374,164 positives have been registered. The vaccination process in Spain continues and the next health workers who will be vaccinated against Covid will be Primary Care professionals, dentistry, dental hygiene staff and another type of health staff who treat patients without a mask for...
    BERLIN (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Germany has passed 50,000, a number that has risen swiftly over recent weeks even as infection figures are finally declining. The country’s disease control center, the Robert Koch Institute, said Friday that another 859 deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, taking the total so far to 50,642. Germany had a comparatively small number of deaths in the pandemic’s first phase and was able to lift many restrictions quickly. But it has seen much higher levels of infections in the fall and winter. Hundreds of deaths, sometimes more than 1,000, have been reported daily in the country of 83 million people over recent weeks. Germany hit the 40,000 mark on Jan. 10. President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will leave a light shining in a window at his Bellevue palace in Berlin every evening starting Friday in memory of the dead and...
    Belgium will prohibit tourist or « non-essential » trips until next March 1 in view of the spread of the most contagious variants of COVID-19 by the European Union and the escalation of infections in other neighboring countries, the authorities announced. « From January 27 to March 1, there will be a ban on non-essential travel, both travel from Belgium abroad and from abroad to Belgium, » said the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo at the end of a meeting of the federal government with the regional executives of Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. The Belgian authorities have found that « when people travel they transport more variants than when they do not travel, » he added. From Croo. Among the essential trips Belgium will include those due to family reasons, for studies, attending a funeral, etc. Belgium has been formally advising against non-essential travel abroad for months and already required, since December, that those who...
    ICU patients with coronaviru continue to increase in the Community of Madrid, going from 606 on Thursday to 618 this Friday and those hospitalized have also increased (from 3,721 to 3,854), although deaths in hospitals (from 63 to 49) and new infections (from 7,274 to 6,577) fell slightly. Of the 6,577 new infections added to the count this Friday, 4,631 correspond to the last 24 hours, according to the report published daily by the Ministry of Health. The total number of infections in the Community of Madrid since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 495,712 and that of deaths in hospitals to 13,615. To that number of deaths in hospitals, we must add 5,003 in social health centers, 1,220 in homes and 30 in other places, bringing the total to 19,868. Since the epidemic started 84,887 people have been hospitalized for covid-19 in the region and 7,931 people have...
    Health adds 42,885 new infections and 400 deaths in the last 24 hours
    A leading cosmetic doctor says he's seen a 20 per cent increase in 'mask lip' - chapped or infected lips caused by wearing prolonged wearing of a face covering - since the pandemic began.  Dr Tijion Esho, who runs two clinics in the UK and one in Dubai, claims he's experienced a significant rise in patients coming to his practices with a condition he describes as 'mask lip'.  The doctor, who performs aesthetic medicine and non-surgical procedures, told FEMAIL that not looking after your lips properly after wearing a mask for prolonged periods can cause severe chapping and even fungal infections.  Scroll down for video  Dr Esho, who has clinics in London, Newcastle and Dubai, claims he's seen a 20 per cent rise in cases of what's been dubbed 'mask lip' Cosmetic doctor says harsh materials, the winter chill and prolonged wearing are all a disaster for lips,...
    California became the first state in the country to exceed 3 million cases. MiamiMundo / Telemundo51 The US continues to rise with more than 24.7 million cases of covid-19 and 410,000 deaths The United States remains the country most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This Friday morning, a total of 24,723,937 infections and 410,992 deaths were reported from COVID-19, according to the independent count by NBC News. NBC News also confirmed a single-day record of deaths from COVID-19, with 4,131 deaths on Wednesday, January 20. RECORD DAYS OF DEATHS AND CONTAGES IN THE US, according to NBC NewsWednesday, January 20: 4,131 deaths in a single day. Saturday, January 9: 278,920 cases in a single day. Friday, January 8: 269,420 cases in a single day. Thursday, January 7: 268,883 cases and 4,110 deaths in a single day. Wednesday, January 6: 268,840 cases, and 3,920 deaths in a single day. THE STATES...
    CASES of Covid-19 are rising in 31 areas across England and this interactive map reveals the rates in your local area. Official data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that cases have fallen in 289 areas (90 per cent) - as the third national lockdown starts to take effect. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates There is just one area where cases have remained the same and that is Rutland in the East Midlands. Just 10 per cent of areas have seen a rise, a sign that infections could be slowing across the country. But Home Secretary Priti Patel last night warned that we were a "long way off" discussing the relaxation of rules. Speaking at a Downing Street press conference she said: "The sacrifices that millions of you are making day in and day out are starting to make a difference....
    A great European epidemiologist points out the reason why infections soar in Spain: "It’s just a hypothesis"
    EFE videos Brazil adds more than a thousand deaths from covid-19 for the third day and exceeds 214,000 Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (EFE) .- Brazil registered 1,316 new deaths from covid in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than a thousand deaths a day and exceeding 214,000 victims since the start of the pandemic , the Government reported this Thursday. According to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, the 1,316 deaths on Thursday are added to the 1,340 on Wednesday and 1,192 on Tuesday, which made the average number of victims in the last 14 days this Thursday at 974 per day. The Ministry of Health also reported that Brazil registered 59,119 new infections in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than 59,000 daily cases and close to 8.7 million infected since the beginning of...
    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia declined. South Korea advanced. Overnight, Wall Street closed higher. Gains for tech stocks offset losses elsewhere. Optimism about the rollout of coronavirus vaccines was dented by a spike in infections in China, where the disease had been under control. The government is testing millions of people in Beijing and some other cities. Authorities have called on the public to avoid travel during February’s Lunar New Year holiday. That has “raised some concerns among investors who, after a slow start to the global vaccine rollout, are debating how fast economies can vaccinate the most vulnerable and start returning to business as usual,” said Stephen Innes of Axi in a report. The Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.6% to 3,601.41 while the Nikkei...
    Ohio provider suspended for mishandling, spoiling Covid vaccine doses Maryland Rep. Andy Harris sets off metal detector while carrying gun near House chamber Asian markets retreat as coronavirus concerns grow © AP ASSOCIATED PRESS Load Error BEIJING — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia. Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia declined. South Korea advanced. Overnight, Wall Street closed higher. Gains for tech stocks offset losses elsewhere. Optimism about the rollout of coronavirus vaccines was dented by a spike in infections in China, where the disease had been under control. The government is testing millions of people in Beijing and some other cities and called on the public to avoid traveling during February’s Lunar New Year holiday. That has “raised some concerns among investors who, after a slow start to the global vaccine rollout,...
    EFE videos Brazil adds more than a thousand deaths from covid-19 for the third day and exceeds 214,000 Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (EFE) .- Brazil registered 1,316 new deaths from covid in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than a thousand deaths a day and exceeding 214,000 victims since the start of the pandemic , the Government reported this Thursday. According to the latest bulletin from the Ministry of Health, the 1,316 deaths on Thursday are added to the 1,340 on Wednesday and 1,192 on Tuesday, which made the average number of victims in the last 14 days this Thursday at 974 per day. The Ministry of Health also reported that Brazil registered 59,119 new infections in the last 24 hours, completing three days in a row with more than 59,000 daily cases and close to 8.7 million infected since the beginning of...
    BEIJING (AP) — Shanghai has imposed lockdowns on two of China’s best-known hospitals after they were linked to new coronavirus cases. Outpatient services have been suspended and Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center and Renji Hospital affiliated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, have been cordoned off, along with some surrounding residential communities. After months of quelling small clusters with mass testing, isolation and social distancing, China has seen outbreaks grow this winter, mainly in its frigid north. The National Health Commission on Friday announced 103 new cases had been detected over the past 24 hours. Lockdowns have also been imposed in parts of Beijing and other cities following outbreaks, schools are letting out early and citizens have been told to stay home for next month’s Lunar New Year holiday. China hopes to vaccinate 50 million people against the virus by the middle of February. Shanghai had...
    Coronavirus infections in Tamaulipas continue to rise; The measures of the state and municipal governments are being reinforced, mainly seeking to avoid urban mobility, which has been the main enemy to prevent more infections. Tamaulipas confirmed the closure of non-essential businesses such as bars, clubs, gyms and cinemas; he cut the hours of shops, public transport and restaurants and imposed the Prohibition Law again on weekends. Follow in this minute by minute the latest advances in numbers of confirmed cases, deaths, recovered, government actions, stories and more reports about the health crisis due to covid-19. Confirm 58 deaths from coronavirus in Tamaulipas When presenting the balance of the pandemic, the also specialist in epidemiology and head of Health, reported that during the day this Thursday 277 cases were confirmed and 58 deaths; with them the official figure is 45,073 accumulated positives, of which 37 thousand 819 have recovered and 3...
    Daily positives for coronavirus and the incidence at 14 days continue to break records day after day, while the Ministry of Health insists that the transmission of the virus is slowing down and that we are in a “tipping phase.” This Thursday, the department headed by Salvador Illa reported 44,357 new positives and 404 deceased by Covid compared to the previous day, which places this data of cases as the new maximum registered in the entire pandemic (although it should be pointed out that during the first wave most of the real infections remained undetected). The territories that have reported the most new cases have been the Valencian Community (8,452), Andalusia (7,549), Madrid (7,097) and Catalonia (5,917), while in other five autonomies the positive ones reported exceed one thousand. The cumulative incidence in 14 days now stands at 795 points -almost three times above the ‘extreme’ risk threshold- and...
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said on Thursday that based on recent seven-day averages, coronavirus infections may be about to hit a plateau in the United States. At a White House news briefing, Fauci also said coronavirus vaccines can be modified to account for new variants of the virus, and that while the South Africa variant is concerning, it does not appear to be in the United States. COVID-19 has spiraled out of control for months, with the U.S. death toll having exceeded 400,000. Fauci said he expects current vaccines will be effective against the recently discovered virus mutations. "Bottom line: were paying very close attention to it for our alternative plans if we have to ever modify the vaccine," he said. "But right now, from the reports we have ... it appears that the vaccines will still be effective against them."  © 2021 Thomson/Reuters....
    The government of Dubai on Wednesday sent an order to every hospital and private clinic in the country instructing them to cancel all procedures except those with “medical urgency” so resources can go to combat a fast-growing coronavirus outbreak. The Associated Press noted that nine consecutive days of record-breaking coronavirus infections is bad news for an economy that relies heavily on tourism and imported labor: Dubai, its economy built largely on aviation, hospitality and retail, has remained open for tourism and business throughout weeks of skyrocketing cases. The capital of Abu Dhabi has retained tighter restrictions, requiring all who travel through to present a negative COVID-19 [Chinese coronavirus] test. Daily infections in the country have nearly tripled since November. Tens of thousands of tourists flooded Dubai to celebrate New Year’s Eve and the holidays in recent weeks. The emirate mandates social distancing inside and masks outside, but otherwise a sense...
    After the outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Monterrey, the president of Liga MX, Mikel Arriola, called an emergency meeting between the owners of the teams to discuss the sanitary protocols. At the meeting, Liga MX reported that 5,200 antigen tests will be made available to the 18 clubs, this in order to reinforce sanitary control. Arriola told the clubs that the next six weeks will be critical, so he invited them to redouble their efforts so as not to have to postpone more Clausura 2021 games, as in the case of Monterrey. #Release Mikel Arriola asks the Clubs to redouble their vigilance to prevent infections by Covid-19. ➡️https: //t.co/SJKas8oTQK pic.twitter.com/TnEAGXYQ7D – Liga BBVA MX (@LigaBBVAMX) January 21, 2021 “The Executive President of the LIGA BBVA MX, Mikel Arriola, called on the sports directors of all the Clubs to reinforce the health protocol and redouble vigilance to prevent Covid-19...
    Children at a Siberian kindergarten strip to their underwear and douse themselves with a bucket of icy water as part of the curriculum.   At state kindergarten number 317 in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, this is believed to keep them healthy, and stop infections. The pandemic has done nothing to stop the daily winter ritual.  Children at state kindergarten 317 in Krasnoyarsk, in Siberia are seen pouring ice water over themselves to celebrate the Orthodox Epiphany  Kindergarteners douse themselves with ice cold water in Siberia, Russia. The process is believed to keep the youngsters healthy and ward off infections A boy pours ice cold water over himself in Siberia, Russia. Pre-school teacher Oksana Kabotko said most parents give their permission for the cold shower  A video shows the children dousing themselves in the cold  at the kindergarten - which is also known as Sibiryachok, or Little Siberian. 'The little walruses warmed...
    BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in Lebanon on Thursday extended a nationwide lockdown by a week to Feb. 8 amid a steep rise in coronavirus deaths and infections that has overwhelmed the health care system. Despite increasing the number of hospital beds in the country of nearly 6 million, doctors and nurses have struggled to keep pace with patients flooding their facilities. Intensive care unit bed occupancy has been rising, hitting 91% late Wednesday, according to the World Health Organization. Registered daily infections have hovered around 5,000 since the holiday season, up from nearly 1,000 in November. The death toll has surpassed 2,000 with new deaths of between 40 and 60 a day in the past week. Doctors say with increased testing, the number of confirmed infections has also increased, recording a positivity rate of over 20% for every 100 tests. Nurses and doctors are overwhelmed, and more than 2,300 health...
    Germanys Merkel points to variant risk as infections drop
    President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde.FRANCISCO SECO | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged Thursday, as euro nations continue to struggle with surging Covid-19 infections and subsequent lockdowns. The ECB's main refinancing operations, marginal lending facility and deposit facility will remain at 0.00%, 0.25% and -0.50%, respectively, it said in a statement.  The ECB stepped up its massive stimulus program in December to support the economic recovery in the region. Its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) was extended to March 2022, totaling 1.85 trillion euros ($2.25 trillion) in bond purchases. This allows euro zone governments to get cheaper rates when borrowing from public markets. However, there are doubts over how the euro area will cope this year, after a 7.3% GDP (gross domestic product) drop last year, according to ECB forecasts. The new year began with stricter social restrictions...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s tourism department Thursday announced an immediate halt to all live entertainment at hotels and restaurants, a day after suspending non-urgent surgeries at hospitals to deal with an influx of COVID-19 patients. Both decisions come after months of Dubai promoting itself as the ideal pandemic-friendly vacation spot while coronavirus infections skyrocketed. Now, the sheikhdom is showing signs of strain. Even as cases surged to previously unseen heights in the United Arab Emirates, the city-state of Dubai had been a glimmering desert oasis for tourists fleeing tough lockdowns elsewhere. Since reopening in the spring, the commercial hub has resisted more restrictions that would pummel its economy, built largely on aviation, hospitality and retail. Despite the ubiquitous masks outdoors, a sense of pre-pandemic normalcy has prevailed in the city. Bands, dancers and DJs had been performing in bars and clubs for socially-distanced crowds. Hotel...
    EFE videos China detects 126 local cases of covid, 38 more than the previous day Beijing, Jan 21 (EFE) .- The National Health Commission of China reported today that the Asian country diagnosed 144 new cases of covid this Wednesday, of which 126 were by local contagion in contrast to the 88 infections of this type registered the previous day. Local infections were detected in the provinces of Heilongjiang (86), Jilin (33), Hebei (20), Shanxi (2) and Shandong (1), while the capital, Beijing, added 2 cases. The Chinese authorities have redoubled their efforts to contain the outbreaks that hit three northeastern provinces, where several areas have been isolated and massive tests are carried out among the population in an attempt to stop the curve of cases. The cities of Shijiazhuang (in Hebei) and Tonghua (in Jilin) ​​as well as the Daxing district in Beijing have begun a second round of...
    Germany detected 20,398 infections of coronavirus on the last day, 4 .424 more than the previous day, reported the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), attached to the Ministry of Health. The balance updated as of January 21 is 2,088,400 confirmed infection cases (+20,398), including 276,500 active (1,100 less than the previous day), 1,762,200 recovered (+20,500) and 49,783 deaths (+1,013) . The accumulated incidence in the last seven days is 119.0 cases per one hundred thousand inhabitants. The day before, 15,974 new infections and 1,148 deaths were reported. Since March 11, the World Health Organization has classified the disease as a pandemic Covid-19 caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 detected in late 2019. Throughout the world, more than 96.84 million cases of infection by the pathogen have been registered, including more than 2.07 million deaths and some 53.34 million recoveries, according to Johns Hopkins University in the USA. Source:...
    Climate Point: Biden takes office with ambitious climate plans but minimal details Biden takes the helm, appeals for unity to take on crises Indian Benchmark Sensex Tops 50,000 Mark for the First Time Ever (Bloomberg) -- India’s benchmark S&P BSE Sensex index climbed above 50,000 points for the first time as the gauge extended its longest weekly winning streak in over a decade. © Bloomberg A pedestrian carrying an umbrella walks along a street in the Fort area of Mumbai, India, on Monday, July 6, 2020. The Sensex is headed for a four-month high, even as India overtook Russia to become the country with the third-largest caseload of coronavirus infections. Only the U.S. and Brazil now have more infections than India. The index rose 0.6% to 50,096.57 as of 9:09 a.m. in pre-market trade in Mumbai. The measure has logged 11 straight weeks of gains after touching successive new...
    ▲ Rey Vargas leaves the WBC super bantamweight belt to face featherweight champion Gary Russell Photo wbcboxing.com Juan Manuel Vazquez La Jornada newspaperWednesday, January 20, 2021, p. a12 Going back to business was never such a delicate decision as it is these days. Rey Vargas, a former World Boxing Council (WBC) super bantamweight champion, will return to the ring after a year and a half off. If you put aside the excitement of getting into the ring again, you recognize that you can’t hide the fear of getting back into a gym and being in contact with more people. The fear of contagion by coronavirus is a newly acquired one. Yes, I am afraid to enter someone else’s gym and share the space with others who I don’t know if they take care of themselves, because we don’t know who they are, says Vargas, whose workplace...
    The coronavirus epidemic does not give truce and the records of infections and hospital occupancy continue without ceasing, while the number of deaths per day begins to resemble more and more that of the worst days of the second wave. The Ministry of Health has reported this Wednesday of 41,576 new positives and 464 deaths, a new maximum of infections since there are records and the fifth time this anniversary has been exceeded so far this year. The autonomies that have reported the most cases this afternoon have been Valencian Community (9,805), Madrid (6,218), Andalusia (6,027) and Catalonia (5,861). Further, there are already six territories that exceed 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. These are Extremadura (1,425.3), Murcia, (1,189) Valencian Community (1,075.77), Castilla-La Mancha (1,066.2), Castilla y León (1,047.17) and La Rioja (1,042.3). The incidence is at 736.23 points after an increase of 3.1%...
    The Dutch government proposed a ban on flights and a nationwide curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  On Wednesday, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the proposed measures, which are expected to be debated by lawmakers on Thursday.  The proposed restrictions include a one-month ban on flights from the U.K., South Africa and South America starting Saturday and a nightly national curfew between 8:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. IOWA AIRPORT TO CONDUCT MANDATORY COVID-19 SCREENINGS FOR ALL DEPARTING PASSENGERS AFTER FAA GIVES OK If enacted, the curfew will be the first nationwide curfew since World War II, according to Reuters. "We are at a crucial moment for our security, for our national public health," Rutte said Wednesday.  Closed stores on Dam street and the Royal Palace on Dam Square, rear, are pictured in Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File) His four-party coalition resigned Friday over a scandal involving...
    Jocelyn estrada Michoacán / 20.01.2021 16:40:17 The governor of Michoacán, Silvano Aureoles Conejo, announced that as of today they closed all non-essential offices state government, because Covid-19 infections continue to rise. With the new measure, just over 7,000 state workers will have to stay home until the pandemic subsides. Therefore, they will only remain in their functions of public service, all the workers of the Health sector and all the local police. And even, state authorities are analyzing the possibility of ordering a new mandatory isolation and total closure of businesses. This by virtue of the fact that infections and deaths have increased; the lack of medicines and oxygen; and insufficient beds and medical personnel. At a press conference, Governor Silvano Aureoles acknowledged that the state of Michoacán is very close to going to the red light. And he stressed that the worst health crisis is...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious virus variant that already accounts for at least one in every 10 Dutch infections. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Wednesday that his government also will ban flights from the U.K., South Africa and South America beginning Saturday for a month. With Rutte’s administration in caretaker mode since resigning last week, it will have to convince skeptical lawmakers to back the 8:30 p.m.-to-4:30 a.m. curfew before it can be enforced. A debate is expected Thursday and Rutte appealed for support, saying “we are at a crucial moment for our security, for our national public health.” Rutte’s four-party coalition resigned Friday over a scandal involving thousands of parents wrongly being labeled fraudsters by the country’s tax office. It remains in office as a caretaker...
    THIS interactive map lets you check the number of Covid cases in your local authority. Official data from Public Health England (PHE) shows that 96 per cent of areas in England have seen a fall in cases. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Just four per cent have seen a rise, a sign that infections could be slowing across the country. But government ministers today warned that the UK was "a long way off" from lifting current lockdown restrictions. Home Secretary Priti Patel this morning said that it was "far too early" to speculate when measures will be eased. She said: "We have a long way to go which is why you see me out with the police talking about the work we constantly do around compliance and enforcement." Her comments come after a staggering 1,610 deaths were reported yesterday alongside 33,355 new coronavirus...
    The third wave still unstoppable with a cumulative incidence of Covid-19 more than 700 cases in 14 days: 714.21, a value that has not been known throughout the pandemic, and leaves Spain at extreme general risk, according to the traffic light established by the Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities. The Ministry of Health notified 34,291 new infections of COVID-19 and 404 deaths on Tuesday. The epidemiological report of the Department of Salvador Illa collects 2,370,742 infections and 54,173 deaths since the pandemic began in our country. Meanwhile, the communities tighten the fence on social relations with severe restrictions on hotels and businesses, and they do so on the eve of the Interterritorial Council, which must decide this Wednesday whether to extend the curfew at 8:00 p.m., an option that is gaining more followers every day. Specifically, Cantabria, Castilla y León, Andalusia, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands,...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Starting next week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will require anyone flying into the United States to present a negative COVID-19 test before boarding an international flight. But what about spring break and beyond? With the promise of the vaccine, and the 2020 we all had, you may be considering a spring break escape. Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s virus task force, says that’s when we could see a wave of infections from the variant that recently arrived in Minnesota from the United Kingdom. “That time period normally associated with spring breaks could be one of the worst risk time periods for the transmission of this virus,” Osterholm said. “Even with vaccine entering our communities, there is just not enough vaccine will have been available to really change the course of that.” So what about those out-of-town summer weddings on...
    Two more Australian Open players test positive for COVID-19 By Ian Ransom © Reuters/Thomas Peter FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne, Australia MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Two more Australian Open players have tested positive for COVID-19, government officials said on Wednesday, as authorities were at cross-purposes over who would pay for the tournament's quarantine bill. Victoria state police minister Lisa Neville said two players and a non-playing Australian Open participant comprised three new infections reported on Wednesday. A total of 10 people associated with the Grand Slam, including four players, have now tested positive for the virus. There has been some confusion over the exact numbers, with authorities' test results later being reclassified as "viral shedding" from previous infections. The viral shedders are not contagious. Neville said authorities were "very confident" one of the two new player infections was a case of viral shedding. "Of the other two,...
    A new local strain of the novel coronavirus has been found in more than one-third of patients in Los Angeles, a new study finds.  Researchers from Cedars-Sinai say the strain, called CAL.20C, is partly responsible for the striking rise in cases over the last two months.  CAL.20C is different from the variant first identified in the UK, known as B 1.1.7., that has sprung up in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. While that variant is only accountable for around 40 cases, the Cedars-Sinai study found that CAL.20C os responsible for 36.4 percent of all cases in Los Angeles. Researchers say they believe the new strain is more transmissible - but not more deadly - than other commonly circulating strains.     It comes as California became the first U.S. state to top three million COVID-19 infections. A new coronavirus strain called CAL.20C was identified in Los Angeles, and...
    The incidence of Covid-19 continues to skyrocket in the Community of Madrid. The latest regional epidemiological report, published this Tuesday, reveals a very worrying situation: several municipalities already have an incidence much higher than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in 14 days and others are very close to exceeding that border. With a rate of 1,514.9, the town of Aranjuez registers the worst data in the entire region. The report, which with data collected between January 11 and 17, also shows that Collado Villalba and Fuenlabrada (which has been completely confined since last Monday) have very worrying incidents: 1,259 and 1,021, respectively. The document prepared by the technicians of the Ministry of Health also reflects that taking into account the current trend It is foreseeable that Alcobendas and Majadahonda will exceed the incidence of a thousand cases in the coming days because the first has an incidence of 970.6...
    January 19, 2021 7:20 PM | With information from DPA 15 minutes. The United States (USA) exceeded the threshold of 400,000 fatalities due to COVID-19 on Tuesday, after adding 1,404 additional during the day. According to the updated balance of Johns Hopkins University, the North American nation has so far recorded 400,022 deaths due to the disease, which left more than 24.1 million infections throughout the country. The state of New York is the one with the most deaths due to COVID-19, 41,350, show the data of the aforementioned institution. Following this are California and Texas, with 33,763 and 32,729, respectively. At the global level, pandemic of COVID-19 left more than two million fatalities and more than 24.1 million infections. Also more than 52.8 million people recovered from the disease worldwide.
    Spain notified this Tuesday 34,291 new positives for coronavirus since Monday, which increases infections since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,370,742 and represents a new increase in the cumulative incidence to 714.21 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 25 more that yesterday. According to data provided by the Ministry of Health, 404 deaths have been counted since Monday, bringing the death toll since March to 54,173. Regarding the cumulative incidence, on the rise throughout the country, there are three regions in which there are more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the 250 cases that are considered high risk. They are Murcia, Castilla La Mancha and Extremadura. Hospital pressure also continues to rise, with 24,185 admitted patients, with 17.57% percent of the beds occupied by covid patients – 20 tenths more than yesterday-, with 24,185 admitted. Of these, 3,416 are in intensive care, with an occupation of 33.6% of...
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials say that they are ready to distribute millions of COVID-19 vaccines, once the shots arrive in the South American country. On Tuesday, officials from the Ministry of Health took journalists through a temperature-controlled warehouse in Bogota that can house up to 50 million vaccines. They displayed brand new freezers that can keep vaccines at ultracold temperatures of -80 degrees Celsius. The freezers, which are about the size of a kitchen fridge, can hold up to 200,000 vaccines each, officials said. The Ministry of Health says similar warehouses have been set up at provincial capitals to ensure that vaccines stay cool and don’t get spoiled as they travel through the country. More than 3,000 portable containers will be used to keep the vaccines cold as they are taken to remote towns and villages. “We are logistically prepared,” said Gerson Bermont, a Ministry...
    Crystal Cox/Business Insider Doctors acknowledge that antibiotics are overprescribed. The pandemic is just making the problem worse, they say. Overuse of antibiotics leads to increases in infection from antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The overuse of antibiotics among pediatric patients is rampant, and likely contributing to a spike in cases of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" in children's hospitals around the United States. The coronavirus pandemic could make the problem even worse, some doctors say.  A study published in October found that among hospitalized children receiving antibiotics, 26% were getting suboptimal treatment — drugs that either weren't right for the infection they had, or were unnecessary.  The data for the study was collected in 2016 and 2017, before the pandemic. Although viruses can't be treated with antibiotics, some doctors are still prescribing antibiotics to COVID-19 pediatric patients in hopes that it might help, or at least...
    The Valencian Government gives one more turn of the screw to the restrictions to stop the unstoppable advance of the pandemic. It will close all the hospitality premises in this community, it will limit the hours of non-essential shops until 6:00 p.m. and close the non-professional sports facilities. These measures, adopted at the meeting of the Interdepartmental Table against Covid-19, will come into effect this Thursday, January 21 from 00:00 hours and will be in force for at least 14 days before the current escalation of infections, hospitalizations and deaths that the third wave It is causing in the Valencian Community and that keeps the health system in a borderline situation. The meeting of this coordinating body, in which several conselleries of the Coalition Executive made up of PSPV-PSOE, Compromís and Unides Podem, was convened late on Monday, after meeting the new record of positives, hospital admissions and...
    Up in arms. So is the hospitality sector against the director of the Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), Fernando Simon, which has opted to close the bars to control coronavirus infections rather than advance the curfew, since this measure can be skipped by citizens meeting at homes. “Although it is a very popular measure, the one that has had a greater impact on transmission control It has been the closure of the interior of the bars, so that with measures of this style, along with others, contagions can be controlled, “said Simón this past Monday at a press conference. This statement has established as a kick in the stomach to the Spanish hoteliers, who have demanded a rectification or the resignation of this high position of the Ministry of Health. In Hospitality of Spain, the only business organization that represents at the state level the set of...
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Tuesday it needs to beef up lockdown measures “as soon as possible” to rein in the spread of the coronavirus amid fears about more transmissible variants. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said in a letter to parliament that the government will announce extra measures on Wednesday afternoon. The Netherlands is not alone in considering tougher measures. In neighboring Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel was holding a virtual meeting with the governors of the country’s 16 states to discuss pandemic measures amid concerns about new mutations triggering a fresh surge in cases. The Netherlands has been in a tough lockdown for a month and will remain that way at least until at least Feb. 9, but the slow decrease in the number of new infections and the threat posed by new variants have prompted the government to consider a tightening that is expected...
    California has become the first U.S state to post more than 3 million total coronavirus cases.   As of Tuesday, the western state, home to 40 million residents, has 3,015,644 confirmed infections, including 33,724 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center.  According to the Associated Press, it took California 292 days from the first confirmed infection on January 25 to November 11 of last year to reach 1 million infections.  The state has since undergone a dramatic surge of new infections that has pushed health care systems to the verge of collapse, recording 2 million cases by Christmas Eve — a space of 44 days — and reaching the 3 million mark in less than 30 days.  The grim milestone comes as California’s mass vaccination efforts have hit a major roadblock.   A vile of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is seen at an ambulance company in Santa Fe Springs,...
    This Monday after the meeting of the Coronavirus Technical Management Committee, Fernando Simón, the director of the Alerts and Emergencies Center (CCAES), explained that despite the fact that “we have a cumulative incidence at 14 days of 689 cases per 100,000 inhabitants“, the increase that was observed a week ago” has been softening. “ The epidemiologist explained, in the press conference after the meeting, that according to how the increases had occurred “associated with a very short period of transmission, we could expect the peak to be observed these days”, however this has not been like this and adds that “se reduce daily increases“. Simón has also pointed out that this would indicate that “we are in the peak period of the third wave or reaching that peak.” The Ministry of Health has notified a total of 84,287 new Covid infections since Friday, a record of weekend cases....
    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is holding a virtual meeting Tuesday with the governors of Germany’s 16 states to discuss the country’s pandemic measures amid concerns that new mutations of the coronavirus could trigger a fresh surge in cases. The country’s infection rate has stabilized in recent days, indicating that existing restrictions may have been effective in bringing down the numbers. On Tuesday, the country’s disease control center reported 11,369 new virus infections and 891 new deaths, for an overall death toll of 47,622. The government tightened the country’s lockdown in early January until the end of this month. However, surging infections in Britain and Ireland, said to be caused by a more contagious virus variant, have experts worried that the mutation could also spread quickly in Germany if measures are not extended or even toughened. Therefore, Merkel and the state governments are meeting earlier than planned to considered...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) – Public health specialists are raising a red flag about a strain of the coronavirus now circulating in the Bay Area and California. Now, more than ever, they are urging the public to follow public health guidelines and when it’s your time, to get a COVID-19 vaccination. All viruses mutate, but the surges and large number of infections circulating in the community are accelerating the development of these variants. This variant now at the center of attention was identified as L452R. It was first noticed and recorded in Denmark, last March. One case was recorded in Alameda County, in May. It was considered very rare until recently. “This variant is a sign that we don’t have this pandemic under control and we need to do everything we can to bring it under control and limit cases,” explained UCSF virologist Dr. Charlies Chiu. Since the very beginning...
    The Ministry of Health has notified the update of the data of the CCAA, in 84,287 new cases and 455 deaths from Covid-19 have been registered over the weekend. The cumulative incidence continues to increase, reaching 689 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days. The autonomous communities increase restrictions to try to curb the worrisome figures of the last days. The Madrid’s community has advanced the curfew at 23.00 and the time of closing of the hotel business at 22.00 hours, Castilla-La Mancha, meanwhile, has announced that it will advance the curfew at 10 pm. The Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, has asked the CC.AA this Monday that before requesting the extension of the state of alarm to allow new measures against the coronavirus such as home confinement or the advance of the curfew at 20.00 in Castilla y León deploy “all the effect” of those already...
    California on Monday became the first state to reach 3 million cumulative coronavirus infections as the pandemic continues to set records in the state and across the U.S. The state has recorded 3,015,644 coronavirus infections as of Monday, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. The state has also totaled over 33,700 coronavirus fatalities.  California hit the milestone less than a month after it surpassed 2 million coronavirus infections on Dec. 24, and was the second state after Texas to reach 1 million coronavirus infections. According to the Associated Press, California confirmed its very first COVID-19 case last year on Jan. 25. The state has seen 500 new deaths and 40,000 new cases daily for the past two weeks, according to AP. Projected ICU capacity is still below 15 percent in the Bay Area, San Joaquin Valley, and Southern California regions— all of which are still under regional stay-at-home...
    Chancellor Angela Merkel and leaders of Germany’s 16 states are expected Tuesday to extend and tighten a partial lockdown beyond January, as fears grow over virus variant strains believed to be more contagious. Germany shuttered restaurants, leisure and sporting facilities in November, then expanded the shutdown in mid-December to include schools and most shops to halt runaway growth in new coronavirus infections. The measures ordered until the end of January have brought about a “flattening of the infections curve”, said Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert, noting also that the number of patients in intensive care had also fallen slightly. “This trend is cautiously positive and a success of the restrictions of the last weeks,” he said. “But it only brings us to the point where we still have a long way to go before we can say we have the infections under control,” he added. Virus variants first seen in Britain...
    The outlook for the epidemic in Spain is at its worst since March and April. With all the indicators growing uncontrollably and the perspective that the blackest days in at least nine months are yet to come given that hospitalizations and deaths will continue to grow beyond the peak, from Health they already see the maximum of this third wave close. . This Monday, the department headed by Minister Salvador Illa reported 84,287 new positives and 455 deaths compared to Friday, a figure – that of new infections – that is unprecedented since there are records of the epidemic. The incidence also continues without reaching a ceiling and marks a new maximum of 689 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, 114 points more than on Friday, while hospitalizations and ICU admissions already exceed the worst numbers of the second wave. The communities that have reported the most new infections have been Andalusia...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California becomes first state to top 3 million coronavirus infections. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    EFE videos More than 2.8 million people begin a new quarantine in Bogotá Bogotá, Jan 18 (EFE) .- More than 2.8 million people living in seven of the 20 towns in Bogotá began a new strict quarantine on Monday due to the health emergency that the Colombian capital is experiencing due to the increase in infections of covid-19 and the occupation of intensive care units (ICU). This new confinement will run until January 28 in the towns of Bosa, Ciudad Bolívar, Tunjuelito, Puente Aranda, Rafael Uribe, San Cristóbal and Usme, in the south of the city. It also coincides with the one that had already been imposed in the city for the entire weekend and with the one decreed a few days ago for the towns of Fontibón and Kennedy, populated by more than 1.6 million people, which will culminate at midnight on January 21st. “Kennedy and Fontibón (who will...
    COVID cases in the UK have fallen 19 per cent in a week, with 37,535 new infections recorded in the last 24 hours. There has also tragically been 599 more coronavirus deaths across Britain in the last day. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 3 337,535 more cases and 599 more deaths were recorded todayCredit: London News Pictures However, the death figure for today is likely to be lower than usual because of a lag in recordings over the weekend. Official statistics now show that 3,433,494 people have caught the virus in Britain since the pandemic began last year. And the total death toll has now reached a tragic 89,860. Today's case figure is less than last Monday, when 46,169 new infections were recorded, alongside 529 deaths. And the number of infections is also less than it was two weeks ago on...
    COVID cases are falling in every London borough as the capital pushes through the third wave peak. Infection rates have fallen across the 32 authorities by an average of 25 per cent in the past week. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Drops of almost 40 per cent have been recorded in some boroughs - Havering (39 per cent), Bromley (37 per cent) and Bexley (37 per cent). The smallest reductions in cases were in Brent (10 per cent) and Ealing (11 per cent). But nonetheless, all boroughs saw a decline in cases in the week to January 13, PA analysis of Public Health England data shows. Only two authorities have recorded more than 1,000 new cases per 100,000 people in the past week. They are Barking and Dagenham (1,096) and Newham (1,043) - which have the second and third...
    EFE videos Australia will keep its borders closed during 2021 despite vaccines Sydney (Australia), Jan 18 (EFE) .- Australia is committed to keeping its borders closed for most of 2021, even if the majority of its population of 25 million people is vaccinated in the coming months, they said this Monday official sources of the oceanic country. “I think we will have significant border restrictions for most of this year, even if most of the population is vaccinated. We do not know if (the vaccine) will prevent the transmission of the virus,” Secretary Brendan Murphy told ABC. of the Ministry of Health. About 75 percent of Australians, who will begin their covid-19 vaccination program in mid-February, intend to be immunized against the coronavirus, according to a survey last month by consultancy Roy Morgan. On the other hand, Australian authorities, who have proven their effectiveness in contact tracing, are trying to...
    Hong Kong (CNN)A so-called Covid-19 "superspreader" who traveled around northeastern China has been linked to 102 confirmed infections, according to Chinese officials. The individual, who worked as a salesman promoting health products to the elderly, had traveled from his home province of Heilongjiang to neighboring Jilin province, bringing the virus with him. Authorities claim he unknowingly spread the virus among elderly residents for several days before he was tracked down by health officials as a close contact of a confirmed case.A year after Wuhan, China locks down another city of 11 million people to contain a coronavirus flare-up"The superspreading phenomenon occurred in our province mainly because when the superspreader was discovered, he was still in the early phase of his infection and had relatively strong ability to shed the virus," Zhao Qinglong, an official with the Jilin provincial disease control and prevention center, told state-run news agency Xinhua. A superspreading...
    The United States, the country in the world most affected by the pandemic, has registered more than 198,000 new cases of coronavirus In the last 24 hours and during that period, more than 3,200 patients with Covid-19 have died, according to the balance updated to this Sunday from the US Johns Hopkins University. According to the educational center, in the North American country and during the last day 198,218 new infected and 3,286 patients lost their lives. Since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, at least 23,760,523 have tested positive for coronavirus and 395,851 infected people have died. At this rate, the United States could break the barrier of 24 million affected and 400,000 deaths. The pandemic now has as one of the great epicenters the county of great Los Angeles, which has exceeded one million cases of coronavirus this Saturday, according to the Johns Hopkins...
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that his government has agreed with a U.N. proposal to delay shipments of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to countries like Mexico that had exiting purchase agreements, in order to get more doses to poorer countries quicker. López Obrador said the delayed shipments would be made up later. “Anyway, that won’t change our plan, because we are already seeking out other vaccines,”’ López Obrador said, referring to the AstraZeneca vaccine as well as the Chinese CanSino and Russian Sputnik V vaccines, neither of which has been approved for use yet. “We are going to have enough vaccines.” Mexico has so far received almost a half million doses of the Pfizer vaccine and used nearly all of them. López Obrador criticized wealthier countries that have stockpiled large amounts of vaccines but have not used them. “We are going to have more...
    . Mexico registers more than 20,000 new infections of coronavirus MEXICO CITY, Jan 15 (.) – Mexico reported 21,366 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Friday, the second highest daily number of infections since the epidemic began, which so far has infected 1,609,735 people in the country, according to official data. On October 5, Mexican health authorities registered a record of 28,115 infections, which was attributed to a reclassification of information.
    The US, the country in the world most affected by the pandemic, registered more than 198,000 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours and during that period, more than 3,200 patients with COVID-19 died, according to the balance updated to this Sunday from the American university Johns Hopkins. Miami World / Europa Press According to the US educational center and during the last day, 198,218 new infected were registered and 3,286 patients lost their lives. Since the start of the pandemic in the US, at least 23,760,523 have tested positive for coronavirus and 395,851 infected people have died. At this rate, the United States could exceed the barrier of 24 million affected and 400,000 deaths next Tuesday. The pandemic now has as one of the great epicenters the county of Greater Los Angeles, which exceeded one million cases of coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins count. According to...
    Several Midwest states have reported dramatic decreases in new COVID-19 infections while cases spike in places like Washington, DC, as Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday backed President-elect Joe Biden's plan to vaccinate 100 million in 100 days. While the US is reporting more than 23.7 million infections and nearly 400,000 deaths, some states have seen a decrease in active cases. But others are still grappling with an increase in hospitalizations, cases and deaths.  A coronavirus projection from the University of Washington estimates more than 566,000 deaths by May 1 in the US, a figure that could be lowered by thousands with a nationwide mask mandate.  States like North Dakota, which has been under a mask mandate since November, reported significant decreases in COVID-19 cases. Medical professionals have credited the state's mask mandate for the drastic reduction of infections. North Dakota Gov Doug Burgum on Friday said mid-November active cases dropped...
    Something as simple as giving away the shirt after a game can be very expensive for Thiago Silva. The player of the Chelsea the sanitary protocol of the Premier League, in which it is clear that it is not allowed to give away or exchange shirts used in matches and could now be penalized for it. Silva’s gesture took place after the match against him Fulham, when threw the elastic to a worker from Craven Cottage, something completely prohibited to avoid more infections of Covid-19 in British competition. In addition, to make matters worse, it so happens that Fulham is one of the teams most affected by the pandemic. Thiago Silva could be sanctioned for giving his shirt to a worker after Chelsea vs. Fulham … ???? ???? The FA opened a file for him since the Federation’s coronavirus protocol prohibits players from giving away their shirts. pic.twitter.com/PAjPQIW7Iq – Diario...
    Maria Tula started 2021 with positive thoughts, but openly warns that beyond the economic difficulties that it imposed on him the COVID-19 pandemic, He is very concerned about the effects in his day to day caused by the rise in infections of the virus in New York, which is unleashed. The current panorama of COVID-19 has it between a rock and a hard place, as he says that on the one hand he is concerned that in a short time all schools will end up closing again and he will be unable to work, and on the other, that if the schools remain open with more cases overwhelmed in the city, children get sick and end up spreading it to adults in their families. With a gesture of anguish, the mother of the family, who makes her living in the informal sale, confesses that if the campus closes in The...
    New York : Maria Tula started 2021 with positive thoughts, but openly warns that beyond the economic difficulties that it imposed on him the COVID-19 pandemic, He is very concerned about the effects in his day to day caused by the rise in infections of the virus in New York, which is unleashed. The current panorama of COVID-19 has it between a rock and a hard place, as he says that on the one hand he is concerned that in a short time all schools will end up closing again and he will be unable to work, and on the other, that if the schools remain open with more cases overwhelmed in the city, children get sick and end up spreading it to adults in their families. With a gesture of anguish, the mother of the family, who makes her living in the informal sale, confesses that if the...