Mexico approves Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine on emergency



The drop in indicators related to the coronavirus situation in Spain seems to be slowing down. Yesterday, the Ministry of Health notified 10,519 cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, a figure higher than the 8,745 registered on Friday of the previous week and the 7,955 on Thursday.

The icumulative incidence In the last 14 days for every 100,000 inhabitants it stands at 189, a point higher than the 188 on Thursday. This indicator has indeed been reduced compared to the previous week, when it was at 231. The territories with the highest incidence are the Basque Country (with 275 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), Cantabria (258) and the autonomous city of Melilla ( 252). The Canary Islands continue to be the least affected region (with 102 cases).

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France adds almost three times the daily cases set by the Government to remove the confinement

The French authorities warned yesterday that there have been another 13,406 cases of coronavirus and 306 deaths, a number of daily infections that almost triples that set by the Government to withdraw the confinement measures. Although the number of new cases detected seems to have stabilized at around 13,000 during the last three days, it is more than double the 5,000 set by the Executive. The French Ministry of Health noted that the number of serious cases in intensive care units has dropped to 2,874. This indicator, which is reviewed and analyzed to assess the situation of hospitals, has dropped below 3,000, a symbolic mark for health workers.


Mexico approves emergency Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine against Covid

The Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks (Cofepris) of the Mexican government yesterday authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine to prevent Covid-19, so vaccination would begin this month. «Cofepris has granted the authorization for use in emergencies to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus; this is certainly cause for hope, ”announced Hugo López-Gatell, Undersecretary of Prevention and Health Promotion. With this decision, Mexico becomes the fifth country in the world to endorse the drug after the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada and Saudi Arabia, and even before the United States, which is still awaiting the final decision of the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA, in English).


Peru reports its first case of coronavirus reinfection

Peru’s National Institute of Health (INS) reported the first confirmed case of Covid-19 reinfection in Lima, a six-year-old boy with leukemia, while observing 26 other possible cases of reinfection in the country. The INS infectious disease doctor, Fernando Donayre, explained that he is “a patient with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and that he had acute lymphoblastic leukemia as the underlying disease, which means that his immune system was compromised and that he probably is a factor that has favored the finding of double infection ”. He added that the patient belongs to a group of four people from whom samples could be taken from a set of 27 possible cases of reinfection identified by the INS, as reported at a press conference organized by the Ministry of Health.


Turkey records a record of daily deaths from Covid-19 with 226 additional

The Turkish Ministry of Health registered 226 deaths due to Covid-19 yesterday, which constitutes a record number of deaths in a day since the pandemic began. With these new deaths, the global count of fatalities due to the disease has risen to 15,977, while infections now exceed 1.78 million, 32,106 confirmed in the last 24 hours. In addition, at least 5,516 people have managed to recover from the disease. So far, 458,109 people have recovered in Turkey, while 5,952 patients remain in serious condition, a number that has been falling for days.


Brazil exceeds 180,000 deaths from Covid-19 and 6.8 million cases

Brazil yesterday exceeded 180,000 deaths from coronavirus, while confirmed cases already exceed 6.8 million in the country, according to the Ministry of Health. In its most recent epidemiological bulletin, the department pointed out that the total death toll now stands at 180,437, after the record of 672 new deaths in the last 24 hours, and the number of infections to 6,836,227, after the 54,428 new infections reported. . Brazil, with its 210 million inhabitants, thus remains the second country with the most deaths from Covid in the world, after the United States, and the third with the most cases, after the North American nation and India.


Canada will keep its land border with the US closed until January 21 due to the pandemic

Canada announced yesterday that its land border with the United States will remain closed to all trips considered non-essential until January 21, 2021, a measure it began to implement on March 21 to try to control the spread of Covid-19. The extension was announced by the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, during a press conference held yesterday in Ottawa and later confirmed by the Ministry of Public Security. Trudeau said the measure is necessary given the continued increase in cases on both sides of the border.

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