The Ministry of Health will release today the balance of infections, deaths and accumulated incidence in Spain after the weekend, after a last official report on Friday. The total accumulated incidence in Spain was then 294 cases per 100,000 inhabitants at 14 days. The downward trend could make the country as a whole, and various Autonomous Communities, leave the high risk phase behind this week. The planet as a whole, according to Johns Hopkins, adds more than 111 million infections (111,366,034) and 2.4 million deaths (2,466,263).
8:30 | UK ready for gradual de-escalation
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to detail this Monday a gradual de-escalation of restrictions against the COVID-19 pandemic in England, whose progress will depend at every step on the effectiveness of the vaccination program to reduce hospitalizations and deaths. The first step of that plan will be taken on March 8, as confirmed by the Government, which has already expressed that it hopes to begin reopening English schools on that date. “I am going to establish a roadmap that will get us out of confinement with caution. Our priority has always been to get children back to school, something that we know is crucial both for their education and for their mental and physical health, “said Johnson. Deaths from coronavirus have fallen by 27.4% in the last seven days, according to official figures published this Sunday, when 215 new deaths and 9,834 infections were registered.
8:00 | Australia kicks off its vaccination plan with the immunization of essential workers
The Australian government began today the first phase of its vaccination program against COVID-19 with the inoculation of essential workers, amid a controversy over the boo of a speech that praised the deployment of vaccines at the closing of the Open of Australia. Australian authorities plan to distribute about 60,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine this week to staff in quarantine and health centers, as well as those involved in border control and elderly care. The first person to receive the Pfizer vaccine on Monday was Rhonda Stuart, an infection prevention expert from the city of Melbourne, whose team was in charge of treating the first case of COVID-19 registered in Australia last January.
7:30 | China: 401 active infections in the mainland
China registered 11 new cases of coronavirus in its latest daily report, all of them imported, and no contagion by local transmission, reported the National Health Commission. On the other hand, the health authorities also reported today the detection of 8 asymptomatic infections, all of them from abroad. The total of this type of infection under observation is 309, of which 271 are imported. The total number of active infected in mainland China stood at 401, of which 2 are serious.
7:00 | Brazil approaches 250,000 deaths from COVID-19
Brazil, one of the world epicenters of the coronavirus pandemic, confirmed 527 new deaths from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths now to 246,504, the Government reported this Sunday. According to the most recent data released by the Ministry of Health, in the same period 29,026 new infections were recorded, so that the confirmed cases in the country now amount to 10,168,174. The death rate from the disease remained this Sunday at 117 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, while the incidence increased to 4,839 infected per 100,000 individuals.