Coronavirus in Spain: outbreaks, cases and deaths | Last hour of the new normal
A contagion of Covid-19 in the outbreak of Aragon is attended by health personnel.
Today, Thursday, June 25, Spain has raised all the alarms before the increase in coronavirus infections caused by the multiple outbreaks of Covid-19 active in our country. The latest official data leaves almost 200 new positives for coronavirus, twice as many as the previous day, while the health authorities try to identify the transmission chains to prevent contagions from getting out of control.
A large number of nursing homes have again banned visits after several outbreaks of coronavirus in central Madrid and Lleida, in addition to the Covid-19 infections among seasonal workers that have caused four regions of Aragon to go back to the phase 2 of confinement.
Covid-19: last minute about the pandemic in Spain and the rest of the world
Several scientists and experts who participated yesterday in a CSIC webinar on whether the summer could help end the coronavirus warned that the virus is just as infectious now as it was in February, and took for granted a new confinement in the autumn.
"The virus is just as infectious and is as ready to spread as in February"
THE OMBUDSMAN: "WE HAVE RESISTED, BUT WE HAVE NOT YET OVERCOME"
The acting Ombudsman, Francisco Fernández Marugán, has warned today that the coronavirus continues to be a threat to society, and has claimed responsibility to continue fighting it. "We have resisted, but we have not yet won," he said during his speech in the Congress of Deputies.
Fernández Marugán has referred to the coronavirus as "a virus that has thrown us, in an unthinkable and brutal way, to scenarios that we had never experienced before." The defender has also appealed to the greatest possible political consensus to be able to reach great agreements and overcome this crisis.
GERMANY REGISTERS 630 NEW CONTACTS
Germany has registered 630 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute. With this figure, there are already 192.079 infected and 8.927 fatalities, after 13 new deaths were recorded in the last hours.
This increase is due to localized outbreaks emerging in the meat industry in the west of the country, such as the Gütersloh slaughterhouse, where 7.000 workers are quarantined after more than 1.500 tested positive for coronavirus. The authorities consider this outbreak to be under control. The virus's reproduction rate, however, fell below the threshold considered critical, and now stands at 0.72.
THE DOUBLE OF CONTACTS IN THE ARAB GULF IN THE LAST MONTH
The number of new cases in the six Arab Gulf countries has doubled in the past month, and now exceeds 400,000. According to data provided late this Wednesday, 403.163 people have been infected since the start of the pandemic, and 2.346 have died. About a month ago, on May 27, the figure was 200.000.
On the other hand, the two main economies in the area, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, have in recent days lifted the quarantine that was decided to try to stop the increase in cases.
Currently, only one other country in the area, Kuwait, maintains the quarantine, while Qatar, Oman and Bahrain never implemented it.
“We will reach a total of 10 million infections in the next week”
The director of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, announced on Wednesday that the organism anticipates that it will reach the 10 million infected by coronavirus in the world next week, and asked that more oxygen be purchased for critically ill or critically ill patients.
AUSTRALIA WILL DEPLOY OVER A THOUSAND SOLDIERS AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
The Australian Government has announced that it will deploy more than a thousand soldiers in the state of Victoria, the second most populous in the country, to try to control the COVID-19 outbreak that has been registered there. Victoria asked for military aid Wednesday night after 13-25 new daily cases of coronavirus were registered in the last week, mainly due to local infections, in addition to the first death from the disease in more than a month throughout the country.
Of the more than a thousand soldiers that the Ministry of Defense is going to send to the area, around 850 will guard the hotels, where travelers entering the country must remain in mandatory quarantine for 14 days, while another 200 will provide logistical and medical support for conducting coronavirus detection tests.
VIETNAM WILL NOT REOPEN ITS BORDERS FOR FEAR OF A SECOND WAVE
The Government of Vietnam has decided not to reopen its borders to foreign tourism for the time being to avoid a second wave of coronavirus infections. So far, the Southeast Asian country has not recorded any deaths from the virus, and most of the 352 infected have recovered. The country's prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, declared on Wednesday that the entry of experts and high-level workers will be analyzed individually, and if allowed, all those who enter must comply with the mandatory isolation measures decreed by the Executive.
THE BRITISH ANTIBODY TESTS ARE NOT ENOUGH RELIABLE
The antibody tests that were made available to UK healthcare workers and caregivers are not adequately reliable, according to a letter written by medical experts published Thursday in the British Medical Journal. The fourteen academics who have signed this letter affirm that the performance of these tests has not been evaluated according to the standard typically required in a new test, and that a positive result "does not indicate immunity".
HAWAII PROPOSES TO REPLACE QUARANTINE WITH A COVID-19 TEST
Hawaii Governor, David Ige, has announced that his state will offer people who want to travel there this summer to take a COVID-19 pretest as an alternative to the two-week quarantine currently in place. The decision comes after the Justice Department issued an anti-quarantine order.
THE BRAZILIAN GOVERNMENT, ACCUSED OF HAVING NO GUIDELINES AGAINST THE PANDEMIC
The Union Court of Accounts (TCU) has published a report accusing the Brazilian government of lack of guidelines to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The document indicates that the committee appointed by the President's Executive, Jair Bolsonaro, "did not identify the definition of strategic criteria capable of establishing objectives to be developed by the rest of the entities and actors involved during the pandemic." This lack of guidelines would be to blame for the increase in cases and deaths caused by the pandemic.
THE EIFFEL TOWER OPENS TODAY ITS DOORS
The Eiffel Tower, one of the most emblematic monuments of Paris, reopens its doors at 10 this morning after having been closed on March 13 due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the moment, tourists will only be able to go up to the second floor and up the stairs, although the authorities are open to gradually relax the limitations and resume the elevator service, although they warn that there is still a long way to go to go back to the highest of this monument of 324 meters.
The reopening will take place under strict security measures and with a different route for entry and exit. This tower will be the first major Parisian monument to reopen its doors after the crisis. This Saturday the Army Museum, known for housing the tomb of Napoleon, and on July 6 the Louvre Museum will reopen. In all cases it will be necessary to reserve time and wear a mask.
CHINA CONFIRMS 19 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES
The Chinese authorities have confirmed that 19 new cases of coronavirus have occurred after the outbreak in Beijing, where 13 of these positives have been detected. These new infections are recorded just a few hours away from the Dragon Boat Festival, for which the authorities foresee nearly 30 million displacements. A good part of these trips will take place by train, and for this reason the Chinese state railway company is increasing security measures. By contrast, China did not record any deaths in the last 24 hours from coronavirus, leaving the death toll at 4.634, and the number of confirmed cases at 83.449. 78.433 patients have managed to overcome the disease, and 382 are integrated, fifteen of them in serious condition.
THE PRESIDENT OF SENEGAL PUTS INTO QUARANTINE
Senegal President Macky Sall, has decided to quarantine for two weeks after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for coronavirus. "Following medical recommendations in this regard, the President of the Republic has been quarantined for two weeks since this Wednesday, June 24," reported the country's Minister of Communication, Seydou Guèye. The measure is currently preventive, since President Sall has tested negative for the initial COVID-19 test.
In Senegal, the pandemic has caused 6.129 infected and 93 deaths, as well as 4.072 cured and 1.963 people under treatment.
MEXICO APPROACHES THE 200.000 CORONAVIRUS CASES
Mexico is approaching 200.000 cases of coronavirus, after registering 5,437 new positives and 947 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total figures to 196.847 infected and 24.324 dead. The figures are concentrated above all in Mexico City, the region with the most accumulated cases, which has an occupation of 69% in general beds and 54% in intensive care beds with ventilators.
During her appearance, the head of the IMSS-Welfare Program Unit, Gissela Lara, stressed that the pandemic has hit the indigenous community very little, where 193 people have tested positive and 644 have been classified as suspicious cases, while there have been 55 deceased. For Lara, these numbers are produced because the indigenous community is more careful than the rest of the population, and that is why the virus has had an incidence of 4.3% compared to 11% overall.