The cumulative incidence in Spain now drops below 300 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the 14-day registry, still far from the 25 cases per 100,000 inhabitants set as a target, but in a positive downward trend. According to data from yesterday Friday, compared to the previous Friday, February 12, the 14-day AI has dropped by 201.22 cases. The pressure in the ICU has also been reduced, although it is a high figure: 34.77% of intensive care beds are occupied by covid patients, compared to 39.78% seven days ago. At the beginning of this Saturday in the whole of the planet, according to the data provided by Johns Hopkins, there have been 110,743,440 infections that have caused 2,452,437 deaths.
9:00 | The US touches half a million deaths from COVID-19
The United States reached 27,971,377 confirmed cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus this Friday and 495,470 deaths from the COVID-19 disease, very close to half a million, according to the independent count from Johns Hopkins University. This daily balance is 2,471 more deaths than Thursday and 78,020 new infections. California is the state hardest hit by the pandemic with 48,521 deaths, followed by New York (46,593), Texas (41,832), Florida (29,692), Pennsylvania (23,466), New Jersey (22,784) and Illinois (22,368). The estimate from the Institute for Health Metrics and Assessments (IHME) at the University of Washington predicts 615,000 cumulative deaths from COVID-19 for June 1.
8:30 | New Zealand already vaccinated against COVID-19
New Zealand, one of the countries that has best managed the coronavirus pandemic, began its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 this Saturday with the inoculation of the vaccine from the pharmaceutical company Pfizer to workers at border posts. On her Facebook account, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said: “Our vaccination program against COVID-19 begins! We started with our front-line workers at the borders, who have kept us safe for a long time. The first vaccinated were 29 health workers, who will be in charge of injecting the vaccine from now on. New Zealand has accumulated a total of 2,350 COVID-19 infections since the pandemic began, including 356 cases classified as probable, and 26 deaths.
7:30 | China reduces to 454 active cases in its continental space
China registered eight new cases of coronavirus on Friday, all from abroad, without any contagion by local transmission, the National Health Commission reported today. On Friday 38 patients were discharged, 515 contacts close to those infected were no longer under medical observation and three serious cases were reduced compared to the previous day. The total of active cases, Efe collects, stands at 454, including five serious ones, of the 89,824 detected since December 2020, which caused 4,636 deaths.
7:00 | Russia registers a new vaccine against COVID-19: CoviVac
The Russian Ministry of Health has registered a new vaccine against COVID-19, CoviVac, the third developed in the country, announced this Saturday by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin. “I want to start with very good news. Today we see that the third vaccine has been registered, the CoviVac, produced by the Chumakov Center. In mid-March, the first 120,000 doses will enter circulation, “said the head of the Government at a meeting on the progress of the vaccination process in the country. For her part, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golíkova reported that in the first half of the year Russia plans to produce 88 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19, of which 83 million are from Sputnik V.