The latest news and updates on Covid in Italy and in the world today, Thursday, December 30, 2021. Yesterday after the meeting of the Scientific Technical Committee, the Cabinet launched new rules on quarantine and the Super Green corridor in transport: stop quarantining contacts of positive people who have received a booster dose of the vaccine Or the second dose for less than 4 months, the Super Green lane extended to long-distance transportation, trade fairs and controlled price for FFP2 masks. And in yesterday’s bulletin, 98,020 new infections and 136 deaths. Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign continues: so far, the doses of the Covid vaccine given in Italy are 110,276,975. Pfizer announces the arrival of a vaccine adapted for the Omicron variant in the spring.
In the world 284580401 cases of Covid. Finland prohibits entry to unvaccinated foreigners. In New York, the number of minors has increased fivefold. In Germany there are 40,000 cases. WHO: The global risk of infection with the highly contagious type of Omicron coronavirus remains “extremely high”. France has 208,000 new cases in 24 hours: the country has one million people currently infected with the virus.
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A vaccine in Italy is a third dose for 60.63% of the population
There are 18,796,118 additional doses or boosters of the COVID-19 vaccine in Italy. This represents 60.63% of the population under these administrations who completed a minimum 5-month course of vaccination. This is what was stated in the report of the Extraordinary Commissioner for Health Emergencies updated as of today, December 30. Those who took at least one dose were 48,022,144, 88.91% of over 12, while those who completed the course of vaccination were 46,335,020 (85.79% of over 12).
Omicron variant, Bassetti: “Three doses prevent serious infections”
The variant Omicron from Covid will infect “many of those who do not have the third dose”. This was stated by infectious disease specialist Matteo Bassetti, who also explained in an interview with La Stampa newspaper that this alternative can be compared to measles. “It can cause more bronchitis than pneumonia. Those who have been vaccinated with three doses are highly protected, and those who have had two fevers at most. However, for the unvaccinated, the chances of them reaching the hospital are high.”
New Year’s Eve, Anthony Fauci: ‘Avoid Big New Year’s Parties’
Avoid big New Year’s parties. This is the advice of Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s advisor to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. “If you’re planning to go to a party with 40-50 people where everyone cuddles and kisses for the New Year, I highly recommend that you don’t,” Fauci explained.
Mexico authorizes emergency use of Cuban Abdullah vaccine
Mexico has authorized the emergency use of the Cuban Abdullah vaccine against Covid-19. This was announced by Mexican television on the Milenio news. The Federal Health Risks Committee announced that it had given the green light for emergency use because “the vaccine is in compliance with our verified quality and safety rules.” Abdallah became the 10th Covid-19 vaccine approved in Mexico for emergency use after Pfizer, AstraZeneca, CanSino Biologics, Sputnik V, Sinovac, Covaxin, Janssen, Moderna and Sinopharm. Al-Abdullah vaccine includes administration in 3 doses at 14-day intervals. It should be kept between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius.
Argentina, records injuries in 24 hours, with 42,032 cases of Covid-19
Argentina has set a new all-time record of daily infections with Covid-19. According to the data released yesterday, December 29, there have already been more than 42,000 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours. The total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic has reached 5,556,239. On the other hand, 26 deaths were reported in the last bulletin for a total of 117,111 victims. The epicenter of the epidemic are the cities of Buenos Aires and Cordoba.
And the latest news on the Corona virus, Covid-19, today, Thursday, December 30th
With that, another number of infections was recorded yesterday in Italy: 98,020 new positive cases were recorded, a sharp increase compared to Tuesday. This is what appeared from the Ministry of Health bulletin, which states that the total number of infections since the beginning of the epidemic has risen to 5,854,428. Instead, the deaths were 136 in the past 24 hours, for a total of 137,091 deaths since the start of the emergency. In the past 24 hours, 1,029,429 swabs were performed between molecular and antigen tests: the positivity rate therefore stands at 9.5%. The positive is currently 598,868 (+75,997) while the healed is 21,871. The region with the most daily cases is Lombardy. This is the state of the region by region:
- Lombardy: +32.696
- Veneto: +8.666.666.66.66
- Campania: +9.802
- Emilia-Romagna: +4.134.2007
- Lazio: +5.248.0000
- Piedmont: +9.600
- Sicily: +7.729
- Tuscany: +7.304
- Apulia: +2.885.005.00
- Friuli Venezia Giulia: +1.817.817
- Walking: +1.707.2007
- Liguria: +1.634.634.634
- Calabria: +1.590
- Abruzzo: +921
- Pa Bolzano: +440
- Sardinia: +771
- Umbria: +3.171
- Ba Trento: +938
- Basilicata: +464
- Molise: +159
- Aosta Valley: +229
In the world, 284,580,401 confirmed cases, 5,422,376 deaths, 9,077,026,963 vaccine doses have been administered, largely in high-income countries.
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