COVID-19 | November 19 News of the second wave: cases, measures and restrictions of Covid-19
L a global coronavirus pandemic exceeds 1.3 million deaths worldwide according to University benchmark count Johns Hopkins. The number of infected amounts to more than 53.7 million.
The Ministry of Health reported this Thursday that COVID-19 has already left 42,291 dead and that there are 1,541,574 cases diagnosed in Spain since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
? Ministry of Health (@sanidadgob) November 19, 2020
Mexico has communicated after its last count a number of deaths that reaches 99,528 deaths, with the highest mortality rate in the world. world close to 10%. The government, however, claims once more that the situation is improving, as it has done several times during the development of the pandemic.
France today reported 21,150 new cases of coronavirus and 436 deaths in the last 24 hours, with a total of more than 2.08 million and 47,127 deaths. The Minister of Health, Olivier Vran, has communicated at a press conference that although the virus has slowed down, every four minutes there is a new admission to the ICU.
The President of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has accused Through social networks to the Government of Pedro Sánchez to hide the death of 10,000 Spaniards in the second wave, alluding to the excess mortality registered by the National Institute of Statistics since last July. The deaths recorded by the Ministry of Health in its official statistics only include confirmed cases of coronavirus through a diagnostic test.
The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen is appearing before the media after meeting with the major European leaders. In his first words, he reported that the EU is trying to expand its portfolio of vaccines and could approve two more this year as it is in negotiations with the pharmaceutical companies Moderna and Novavax.
Good discussion with leaders. The @EU_Commission is broadening its vaccines portfolio, with ongoing discussions with Moderna & Novavax.
We will continue coordinating our efforts to keep citizens informed on vaccination & safe. https: / /t.co/vUMEQjWFT6[19459021
? Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) November 19, 2020
Although they are still in the last phase of testing, Brazil already has 120,000 vaccines after closing the Government of So Paulo a agreement with the Chinese laboratory Sinovac both for the import of part of the doses of the antigen and for the transfer of technology for its development by the Butantan Institute. "In the next 40 days we will have 46 million doses (equivalent to the entire population of that region) of this vaccine," said Governor Joao Doria. The first results reveal that the vaccine has the ability to produce an immune response in the body 28 days after its application in 97% of cases.
The United States Government has announced an agreement with Mexico and Canada to keep its borders closed at least until December 21 to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The border can be crossed under the concept of 'essential travel'. The borders were closed in March, with monthly extensions, although the transit of goods is allowed.
The Ministry of Health distributed 30 million masks between November and December through the Red Cross, Critas , Cermi and the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP). According to Health, deliver 7.8 million masks a month to these three organizations and another 7.2 million to the FEMP with the aim of meeting the needs of the most needy groups. The first delivery will be carried out imminently through the Government Delegations of each autonomous community.
The Government of Aragn has notified 542 new cases after carrying out 3,985 tests, highlighting that 47% of the positives were asymptomatic. The Transparency Portal of the Autonomous Executive has published a positivity rate on this day of 13.60%. Of the new cases, 319 were found in Zaragoza, 153 in Huesca and 65 in Teruel, leaving five without being able to specify their origin.
Ángel Gurra, general secretary of the Organization for Cooperation, referred to a downward revision of the forecasts that will be made public on December 1. "Perhaps there will be one more, he assured that there is a huge outbreak due to the new tail of the covid," he said in an interview with Efe. Thus, he assured that the global economic recovery in 2021 from this second epidemic wave could finally be less than the 5% that had been calculated in September.
Gotzone Sagardui, Minister of Health of the Basque Country, announced after the meeting of the Advisory Council of the Basque Civil Protection Plan (LABI) that the current restrictions on activity and mobility will be extended for at least 15 more days in view of the fact that the transmission capacity of the coronavirus continues to be "very high". So this Friday, the Lehendakari, Iigo Urkullu, will sign a decree that will maintain the measures taken on November 6: the regional and municipal perimeter closure, the curfew from 10:00 p.m., the closure of the hotel. ..
The vice chairman of the Johnson & Johnson Executive Committee, Joaqun Duato, announced that his vaccine will not have a price higher than 8.4 euros (10 dollars) and that he expects to have it by the second half of 2021 Spain, which participates in the phase 3 trials of the pharmaceutical company Janssen, belonging to the American multinational, will not be an exception, as pointed out during a conference at the Sectorial Meeting of the Health Sector, organized by IESE Business School, with the collaboration of the consulting firm McKinsey & Company.
The Ministry of Health has reported the figure of 1,313 deaths with a date of death in the last seven days, 33 less than the figure of yesterday Wednesday, in the update of data from and volution of the coronavirus pandemic today, November 19. The total of deceased reaches the sad balance of 42,291, 252 added to the total in the last 24 hours. The figure has been falling for four days.
The Covid-19 Monitoring Committee of the Murcia Region has agreed on Thursday to extend the perimeter closure of its region and the 45 municipalities that comprise it until December 9. In addition, it has designed a scale to adapt the restrictions to the situation in each area.
The Ministry of Health has reported that 16,233 new cases of coronavirus and 252 deaths have been registered. Since the pandemic began in February, Spain has suffered a total of 1,541,574 positives, raising the death toll to 42,291.
Fernando Simn, the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, put daily data on the advance of the coronavirus. "The accumulated incidence in the last 14 days has been 436 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. It is decreasing, but they are still very high figures," he said. In addition, it reported that 6,915 cases had been registered in the last 24 hours and 1,082 deaths in the last seven days. UCI occupancy, meanwhile, fell from 32%.
Pedro Duque, Minister of Science and Innovation, gave an interview in La Tarde en 24 hours in which he referred to the possibility of doing antigen test after the Minister of Health, Salvador Illa, asked a plan for the communities that want to authorize tests for coronavirus in pharmacies: "I have no opinions as a person linked to work with strict procedures and rules, all I say is the rules to be followed are defined, what is done when a person tests positive … ".
France has just surpassed Russia as the country with the most contagions in Europe, also becoming the fourth country in the world to exceed two million cases. The world already registers 55.6 million after the 536,000 of the last 24 hours. For its part, the 9,200 new deaths bring the count to 1.3 million. America has 23.8 million infections and 686,000 deaths; Europe, 15.7 and 354,000 and South Asia, 10.1 and 156,000.
Despite the fact that the figure does not reach the more than 45,000 infections two days ago, the 36,176 of the last 24 hours represent a new rebound in Italy, as the Ministry of Health had recorded 34,283 cases the previous day. In addition, 653 deaths were mourned, a hundred less than the previous day. In total, there have been 47,870 deaths since the start of the pandemic, ranking just behind Great Britain in Europe.
? Ministero della Salute (@MinisteroSalute) November 19, 2020
A 94-year-old man infected with the coronavirus was admitted yesterday against his will at the Central University Hospital of Asturias (HUCA), being Today the decision has been ratified by a court that, yes, has not authorized his forced intravenous treatment. The man had come to the emergency department for dyspnea and after being diagnosed with the disease and taking into account his dependence and lack of family support, he was forced to remain in the center, being today when the substitute judge of the Contentious-Administrative Court number 1 de Oviedo decreed that this measure was "necessary and proportionate."
The Arganda del Rey City Council has received authorization from the Community of Madrid to carry out a study of seroprevalence among its inhabitants, with the aim of quantify the incidence of the coronavirus in the town and find out how many neighbors have generated antibodies.
This has been confirmed to Efe by municipal sources, who point out that it is "very possible" that the tests will begin to be carried out in December.
In a few days, the Spanish hospitals in which the phase III trial of the Janssen covid-19 vaccine will be carried out will begin to recruit volunteers, eg Altruistic people with a very varied profile that will help to demonstrate that the vaccine is effective in a very diverse population, also in the elderly and people at risk of severe covid.
Andalusia has added 3,296 more coronavirus infections in the Last day, which places those affected since the pandemic began at 207,450, while deaths have risen by 49 and there are 3,494 fatalities.
The number of deaths continues to decline, this time for the second consecutive day , after Tuesday suffered a rebound with respect to the daily decline that had begun to register after the 95 that occurred on November 10 and last Monday 22, according to data prepared by the Institute of Statistics and Cartography (IECA) in collaboration with the Minister of Health.
The Community of Madrid will implement "soon" the Covid-19 booklet announced in July by the president of Madrid, Isabel Daz Ayuso, which will include the history The clinic of each patient on CRP, serological tests and antigen tests.
According to sources from the regional Executive have indicated to Efe, what is going to be done is "a dump in the virtual health card" of the data diagnoses of the patient who has undergone these tests, both in the public health system and in private laboratories.
Half of the French do not want to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a survey released this Thursday, which reflects the political division on the matter, between those in favor of forcing the population to be vaccinated to stop the pandemic and those who believe that it should be a voluntary act.
The poll, published by the BFM TV channel, indicates that only 40% of the French want to be vaccinated when the first vaccines arrive, while 46% do not want to and 14% have not made the decision.
Brazil, one of the countries in the world most affected by the pandemic, I received this Thursday and he first batch of "Coronavac", the vaccine against covid-19 developed by the Chinese laboratory Sinovac and whose clinical studies are now in the final phase.
The first 120,000 doses of "Coronavac", the which cannot yet begin to be applied, arrived this morning in Sao Paulo, whose government closed a contract with Sinovac to receive a total of 46 million vaccines, equivalent to the entire population of that region, the most affected in the country by the pandemic.
Next Monday, November 23, bars and restaurants will be able to open in Catalonia, both on terraces and indoors, with limited capacity, just as they can, also with limited entry, sports centers and cultural activities, in all cases until Curfew, which is maintained.
After the controversy between JxCat and ERC within the Government, the Vice President of the Government with the powers of acting president, Pere Aragons, and the Minister of the Presidency, Meritxell Bud, have presented at a telematic press conference the plan to ease restrictions to stop the covid.
Cantabria has registered 235 new positives and there are already 4,121 people active in coronavirus, while there are 193 hospitalized, of the that 33 are still in the ICU, and one death has been recorded.
The Minister of Health has provided these data, closed at midnight yesterday, Wednesday, while the vice president Cantabrian and Government spokesman, Pablo Zuloaga, has also updated the new cases detected this Thursday morning, 64 more active in the disease so far this day.
Castilla y Len has returned to approach this Thursday to the two thousand detected infections of the covid -1866-, while the deaths in the last 24 hours as a result of the virus add up to 44, 31 of them in hospitals and another 13 in residences, a higher number in these centers in this second wave.
The Minister of Health, Vernica Casado, explained in the press conference after the Governing Council that the Community is experiencing a "discreet trend towards stabilization" and "it seems" that it is entering a phase of "plateau".
Vaccines are not made with fetal tissues from abortions, as several messages on social networks say about the AstraZeneca preparation, but in some cases they use cells created in the laboratory with a human origin re moto.
The covid-19 pandemic in Galicia is gaining strength again, as for the second consecutive day the new positives detected increase, 685 in a single day -of which, 667 through PCR-, which are 172 more than yesterday, and active infections also increased to 9,098, 47 ms.
On the other hand, healthcare pressure decreases, with hospitalized patients falling to 472, 4 less than yesterday, and to 101 patients in ICU, 1 less, according to the latest updated data from the Galician Health Service.
The Air Lines Association (ALA) on Thursday supported the European Commission's recommendation that rapid antigen tests be used to contain the spread of covid-19 and that restrictions on free movement be lifted.
The European Commission has encouraged EU member states to use rapid antigen tests to contain the virus and limit isolation and quarantine measures, and advocates the validation and mutual recognition of these tests between countries.
A surgical mask will cost a maximum of 0.62 euros from this Thursday after the reduction in VAT from 21 percent to the super-reduced 4 percent, as published this Thursday in a resolution by the Official State Gazette.
The VAT reduction affects only disposable surgical masks, not the high-protection FFP2 masks that maintain the VAT of 21 percent.
Colombian forward Roger Martnez and the winger rgentino Leonardo Surez, players of the Mexican soccer America, announced on social networks that they tested positive for the team's covid-19. "I want to inform you that I tested positive for covid-19. I am asymptomatic", informed Martnez on his Instagram account.
The University of Cardiff has published the study 'The virucidal efficacy of the components of the mouthwash against SARS-CoV-2 in vitro 'in which he reports that a mouthwash with mouthwashes composed of a minimum of 0.07% of cetypyridinium chloride (CPC) could kill the coronavirus in 30 seconds.
"This study is very encouraging and a very positive step, but we still have to do more research to be sure. We need to understand if the effects achieved in the laboratory also occur in humans," explained Dr. David Thomas, director of the study, in the newspaper 'The Independent'.
The Netherlands Cup will continue this season without the amateur clubs classified so far because the Government maintains the veto on non-professional football matches , a measure to stop coronavirus infections. "The 26 amateur clubs that were still in the Cup will receive financial compensation and will be admitted to the tournament for the 2020/21 season," announced the Royal Netherlands Football Federation in a statement.
The medical magazine ' The Lancet 'publishes that the second phase of clinical testing of the coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford in collaboration with AstraZeneca shows that it is safe in healthy older people and elicits an immune response. Researchers have successfully tested the preparation called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 in an experiment with 560 healthy adults, including 240 over 70 years of age.
Joe Biden blames Donald Trump, who still does not acknowledge his electoral defeat , of the delays that are occurring in the United States in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. "Soon we are going to be weeks and months behind," declared Biden in an interview on CNN.
The president of the Mexican American Football Federation (FMFA), Jos Jorge Orobio Rosas, died this Wednesday at 69 years, informed the governing body of this sport in the country in its social networks.
"The Mexican Federation of American Football regrets and joins the family's pain for the sensitive death of José Jorge Orobio Rosas", The FMFA lamented on its Twitter account.
Although the Federation did not reveal the cause of death, different local media reported that Orobio died of complications from covid-19.
The Spanish brand of Estrella Galicia beer announced the end of the sponsorship contract that it had since September 2016 with the Brazilian Corinthians club due to the impacts of the new coronavirus pandemic. "Estrella Galicia is grateful for the support of the fans, directors, players and workers who were part of this incredible and historic association," said Fbio Rodrigues, director of Estrella Galicia in Latin America, in a joint note with Corinthians.
Knowing in less than five minutes whether or not we are positive for coronavirus has meant a 'small' revolution in diagnostic protocols for the pandemic. So much so that the Community of Madrid, Murcia and Catalonia propose to be able to carry out antigen tests that allow it directly in pharmacies, in order to decongest health care. However, the Government does not give its approval, at least for the moment, and the experts warn of the false negatives they generate. ( All the information in the newspaper 'El Mundo' ) .
The Canadian basketball team will not be able to compete in the qualifier for the AmeriCup 2022 to be held this month in the Dominican Republic, due to travel restrictions imposed by the government of his country due to the coronavirus pandemic.
As announced by the Dominican Basketball Federation ( Fedombal), by revealing the content of a communication that, in that sense, he received from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA).
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Europe is at risk of an "accelerated spread" of resistance to antibiotics, due to the inappropriate use of these drugs, which has been aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic.
"Antibiotics save lives and we must ensure their effectiveness throughout l as long as possible. Some seriously ill Covid-19 patients also have bacterial co-infections and need antibiotics to survive. Especially now in the pandemic, it is important that clear guidelines are established to prevent the inappropriate use of antibiotics ", explained, Nino Berdzuli director of the Division of National Health Programs of WHO / Europe.
The priest Livio Fanzaga, director of Radio Mara in Italy surprised by saying during the program 'Christian reading of chronicle and history' that the coronavirus is "a criminal project of the world elites with the complicity of the states" to "turn us into zombies" .
"I tell you how I see this. I have broadened my knowledge and broadened my horizons: this coronavirus epidemic is a very specific project to hit the West. I have always attributed it to the devil, who acts through men and therefore criminal minds who have achieved it with a very specific purpose: to create an abrupt transition to carry out a kind of medical coup, "said Fanzaga in a speech. statements that are going around the world.
The Ministry of Health has included the scientific evidence that points to aerosols as a means of transmission of the coronavirus and has established that the risk increases in closed and crowded environments especially poorly ventilated, and with activities such as exercise, talking loudly, shouting or singing.
Maria Van Kerkhove, head of emerging diseases and zoonoses at the World Organization for Health has expressed that security measures must be maintained to prevent coronavirus infections: "They are no longer those large family gatherings, but small meetings in houses where the ge nte ".