Coronavirus Spain today, last minute | The WHO warns that the Delta variant shows "immune escape": "We are not out of the woods at all"

One in four Spaniards has the complete vaccination schedule against the coronavirus

A man receives the coronavirus vaccine.AFP

The decrease in death, infections and hospitalizations due to coronavirus, as well as the advancement in vaccination It is leading little by little the world to try to return to normality. However, the risks remain. WHO has warned European countries that the vaccination is still insufficient to avoid risks of regrowth. In addition, she is concerned about the Delta variant of coronavirus, his “immune escape” and the arrival of summer.

The data of the coronavirus in Spain

Total figures: 3,729,458 confirmed coronavirus cases with diagnostic test of active infection; There have been 80,465 deaths with a positive test as of June 10.

  • 597,465 in Andalusia (9,967 dead)
  • 125,373 in Aragn (3,525 dead)
  • 52,907 in Asturias (1,972 dead)
  • 60,840 in the Balearic Islands (840 dead)
  • 57,663 in the Canary Islands (780 dead)
  • 30,563 in Cantabria (566 dead)
  • 194,532 in Castilla-La Mancha (5,966 dead)
  • 233,165 in Castilla y Len (6,901 dead)
  • 629,143 in Catalonia (14,690 dead)
  • 5,948 in Ceuta (116 dead)
  • 396,502 in the Valencian Community (7,400 dead)
  • 76,371 in Extremadura (1,805 dead)
  • 127,821 in Galicia (2,415 dead)
  • 722,667 in Madrid (15,376 dead)
  • 9,201 in Melilla (97 dead)
  • 113,603 in Murcia (1,603 dead)
  • 63,027 in Navarra (1,178 dead)
  • 201,300 in the Basque Country (4,493 dead)
  • 31,367 in La Rioja (775 dead)

07.00. The WHO warns that the Delta variant of the coronavirus shows “immunological escape” and that it is gaining presence

For the second consecutive month, cases, hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus in the world continue to decline: last week there were 368,000 positives, a fifth of those detected at the peak of the third wave in April, and deaths fell below 10,000 for the first time since last fall. Europe adds 55 million cases of coronavirus and 1.2 million deaths, 32% and 31% respectively of the total worldwide.

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Community transmission, however, continues to be “broad” and the Delta variant, first identified in India and which is more contagious and has shown “immune escape”, is gaining presence, while social gatherings and mobility increase and various festivals and sports tournaments will be held in the coming weeks and days.

“While we must acknowledge the progress made in most countries in the region, we must also admit that we are not out of the woods at all,” he said. Kluge, warning the 36 countries of the 53 in the European region that have lifted more restrictions this week.

The head of WHO-Europe put as an example last summer, when cases began to rise gradually in the youngest groups, they infected the rest, causing a “devastating” outbreak, confinement and loss of life in the fall and winter.

06.59 .. Vaccination against the coronavirus of adolescents and young people: before the course or when it touches?

The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities have still pending the debate on the advisability of vaccinating against the coronavirus to adolescents before the start of the school year, or when appropriate by age shift. According to the National Institute of Statistics, there are almost four million Spaniards: there are a total of 3.948.296 jvenes who are part of the 12-19 age group.

In a joint press conference with the Minister of Education, Isabel Cela, the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, explained that the idea would be to include this point in the strategy of vaccination if so agreed by the Interterritorial Health Council, after debate in the Public Health Commission and the Vaccine Report.

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In fact, at the council held on Wednesday, Extremadura and other autonomous communities defended vaccination with doses of Pfizer to the population between 12 and 16 years of age before the start of the next grade.

On the contrary, health representatives from other communities opposed an advance and advocated continuing the vaccination process by age groups, so that, “when the turn of this youth group comes, they proceed to their vaccination.

06.58. Madrid believes that “it should not be a problem” to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in another region

The acting Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, believes that it is necessary to try to complete the vaccination schedule against the coronavirus in the same autonomous community, although “it should not be a problem” to do so in a different region, taking into account the technology available and that the health system is national.

“The key is the appointment, rather than the availability of vaccines,” he said in an interview in Onda Madrid Escudero, who believes that “being a national system and as the technology is, it should not be a problem.”

In addition, on Wednesday he pointed out that “it would be good for the Ministry (of Health) to lead” the process so that, with the displaced card, “it could be vaccinated within the vaccination strategy of each community.”

Some statements that come in the middle of the debate on how to articulate the vaccination strategy this summer, given the possibility that some people pending to receive the second dose may move to another autonomous community other than the one of residence before being summoned to complete the process.

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