The autonomous communities reported this Saturday new infection data indicating that the virus remains uncontrolled in much of Spain. Castile and Leon, for example, set a new record with 1,406 in the last 24 hours. Regions like Navarra, The Rioja, Aragon The Basque Country They also present worrying numbers.
The data of the coronavirus in Spain
- * Source: Ministry of Health
- 276,790 in Madrid (9,979 dead)
- 168,208 in Catalonia (5,909 dead)
- 86,689 in Andalusia (2,094 dead)
- 60,687 in Castile and Leon (3,307 dead)
- 51,986 in Basque Country (1,979 dead)
- 52,336 in Castilla la Mancha (3,322 dead)
- 48,524 in the Valencian Community (1,680 dead)
- 42,554 in Aragon (1508 dead)
- 25,617 in Galicia (812 dead)
- 25,665 in Murcia (257 dead)
- 24,312 in Navarra (639 dead)
- 15,822 in Baleares (327 dead)
- 15,572 in Canary Islands (242 dead)
- 13,863 in Estremadura (646 dead)
- 10,136 in The Rioja (436 dead)
- 7,621 in Cantabria (240 dead)
- 7,701 in Asturias (365 dead)
- 1,554 in Melilla (10 dead)
- 923 in Ceuta (12 dead)
Total figures: 936,560 cases of coronavirus diagnosed by PCR; 33,775 deaths with positive test as of October 16
Hospital pressure increases in La Rioja with 10 more admitted in the last 24 hours
La Rioja has decreased its active cases in the last 24 hours by eleven people, going from 1,203 yesterday to 1,192 this Sunday, while hospital pressure has increased by 10 people and, today, there are 102 people admitted to different hospitals in Rioja.
This is reflected in the data issued this Sunday by the Government of La Rioja, which highlights that, of these 102 people admitted, a total of 73 are admitted to the San Pedro Hospital (eleven more people than yesterday). For its part, there are 19 people in the ICU of the same hospital (one less than yesterday).
12.40 75 people denounced in Barcelona for a massive bottle
Mossos sources have informed EFE that, after midnight, they learned of the celebration of a massive bottle at the Torre Baró viewpoint, in the Barcelona district of Nou Barris.
The agents who traveled to the area denounced 75 people for violating the established restrictions while consuming alcohol in the popular viewpoint.
Sources from the Urban Guard, for their part, have informed EFE that last night, agents have evicted 573 people in various parts of the city for also breaching the rules decreed by the pandemic.
12.19 Sanctioned 40 people who participated in a clandestine party in Irun (Guipúzcoa)
Around 40 people have been sanctioned in Irun (Guipúzcoa) for participating in a clandestine party in an old mushroom farm. In addition, five of the participants have had a file opened for drug possession and two more for disobedience and resistance to the agents.
As reported by the Basque Department of Security, around three in the morning of this past Saturday, Ertzaintza and the Municipal Police of Irún carried out a joint operation after learning that a clandestine party was taking place in the facilities of an old hatchery of mushrooms from the Meaka neighborhood.
Displaced to the place, the agents located around 40 people at the party who were sanctioned for failing to comply with the health regulations established by the pandemic.
In addition, files were opened by the Citizen Security Law (LSC) to five people for possession of drugs, another person for disobedience to the agents and a seventh for resistance. Likewise, the Local Police proceeded to occupy music equipment and immobilized several vehicles for failing to comply with traffic regulations.
11.54 Daily positives soar to 437 in Galicia, with the Vigo area as the new focus by adding 101 cases
The COVID-19 infections detected in Galicia have once again shot above 400 in the last 24 hours, specifically up to 437, which is the second highest peak of the second wave of the pandemic and placed at similar values of end of March.
According to the latest update of the website of the Department of Health in the morning of this Sunday, with data up to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, the positive PCRs have risen in all areas, except in Ourense, and they have done so notably in that of Vigo, which is positioned as a new focus by adding 101 infections in one day.
The new cases of coronavirus detected in the health area of Santiago and Barbanza have also risen, to 77 (+15); in A Coruña, 66 (+9); in Pontevedra and O Salnés, at 54 (+15); in Lugo, where they almost doubled, to 41 new positives (+19); and in Ferrol, with 20 (+1).
11.17 The UCI of Portugal, at 67% occupancy
In the last hours, the ICUs in Portugal, with a current capacity of 569 beds, had registered a total of 148 covid patients, especially in the areas of Porto and Lisbon, which are the most affected regions. Serra Lopes has also stated that the pressure from the ICUs could lower it since they have the capacity to implement the number of beds up to 944, if necessary.
Yesterday, Portugal added 2,153 new positives and 13 deaths, so that since the pandemic began, 2,162 people have died and there are 37,974 active cases.
10.52 They plant thousands of flags in Murcia as a tribute to the victims of Covid
The National Association of Victims and People Affected by Coronavirus has planted in the landscaped median of one of the main avenues of Murcia thousands of flags of Spain in symbolic tribute to those who died from that disease, whose number is 56,000 in a statement.
After the similar actions carried out, the Roma park in Madrid; the Patacona beach, in Valencia; and the Alamillo park, in Seville, the organization has also chosen the parallel garden that bears the name of the Murcian artist Isidoro Valcarcel Medina, between the Vistalegre and La Flota neighborhoods, next to the health center.
At that height, where the headquarters and headquarters of the Civil Guard are also located, a larger Spanish flag has been placed on the lawn under a large white ribbon that reads: “Justice victims of the coronavirus“.
They have placed the flags with a small pole that is pricked into the grass so that they flutter if it is windy this morning and they will collect them at 6:00 p.m., but at 12 noon they have called a minute of silence after which a manifesto will be read announced. EFE
09.51 UK plans to start vaccination at the end of the year, according to “The Times”
The newspaper ensures that the British Government’s Deputy Medical Adviser, Jonathan Van-Tam, has privately expressed that the clinical trials carried out to date indicate that there is a vaccine that can “cut infections and save lives”.
Van-Tam informed some deputies last week that the progress of phase three of the trials of the vaccine created at the University of Oxford and manufactured by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca indicates that “a massive administration is on the horizon as soon as December “states” The Sunday Times “.
Thousands of employees of the public system will receive training to inoculate vaccines before the end of the year, adds the newspaper, after the government has changed the law to expand the number of health professionals who can carry out this work.
09.42 Researchers warn of factors that could cause COVID-19 to become endemic
A new article from Columbia Mailman School researchers Jeffrey Shaman and Marta Galanti explores the potential for the COVID-19 virus to become endemic, a regular feature that produces recurrent outbreaks in humans.
In their work, published in the journal Science, they identify crucial contributing factors, including the risk of reinfection, the availability and efficacy of the vaccine, as well as the potential seasonality and interactions with other viral infections that can modulate virus transmission.
Shaman is a leading authority on the modeling of infectious disease outbreaks such as SARS-CoV-2 and influenza. He was one of the first to recognize the importance of asymptomatic spread and the efficacy of containment measures, and published widely cited estimates of hypothetical lives saved if the confinement had occurred earlier.
Their new work explores a potential scenario in which immunity to SARS-CoV-2, either through infection or a vaccine, declines within a year, a rate similar to that seen for the endemic betacoronavirus that causes a mild respiratory illness. The result would be annual outbreaks of COVID-19.
09.34 Ayuso and Almeida honor Covid victims today in Sol with a plaque and a laurel wreath
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, will preside tomorrow Sunday, together with the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, a tribute to the victims of Covid-19 dedicated, especially, in memory of those who died without were claimed by their relatives.
Díaz Ayuso will discover at noon a plaque on the main facade of the Royal House of Post Office building, headquarters of the regional government, and will deposit a laurel wreath in memory of all those who died from coronavirus, the regional government reported in a statement.
Thus, accompanied by the members of the Government of the Community of Madrid, she will observe a minute of silence at the Puerta del Sol for the victims of Covid-19 and the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid (ORCAM) will perform ‘Lascia ch’io pianga ‘, from the opera Rinaldo, by Handel.
09.22 Autopsy, airway aspiration and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the procedures with the highest risk
Autopsy, airway aspiration, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation are among the list of medical procedures that pose the greatest risk of spreading COVID-19 from a patient to their doctor by creating aerosols, according to new research published in the journal ‘BMJ Open Respiratory Research’ by an international team of experts.
The team, led by University of Alberta professor of medicine Sebastian Straube, conducted a systematic review of public health guidelines, research papers, and policy documents from around the world to determine which procedures are classified as aerosol generators.
According to the criteria of