Coronavirus, Johns Hopkins University: over 85 million cases worldwide
New record in the United States, over 350,000 deaths
USA: 160 thousand new cases on the first of the year.
Brazil exceeded 7.7 million infections
Coronavirus, record deaths in Germany: over a thousand in one day
January 05, 2021 Germany has 944 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours, while there are 11,897 new cases.
The Robert Koch Institute announced this, while today Chancellor Angela Merkel will have a videoconference with the premier of the 16 laender to discuss the extension of the lockdown from January 10 presumably to 31. Based on the latest update, coronavirus infections in Germany there are 1,787,410, while the deaths 35,518.
We should be able to ease lockdown measures in March
The British government "should be able" to begin easing restrictions from the UK lockdown against the coronavirus in March.
British Minister Michael Gove told Sky News.
Gove added that citizens should not expect a sudden relaxation of the measures against Covid-19, but the restrictions will be eased "gradually".
Ok to emergency clearance for Astrozeneca vaccine
Mexico has granted emergency clearance for AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine.
Government chief of pandemic strategy, Hugo Lopez Gatell, announced on twitter that the federal commission for the protection of health risks "has authorized AstraZeneca's vaccine for its emergency use against the SARS virus. CoV-2 ".
Worldwide, authorization for the vaccine developed in British laboratories has come from the UK, Argentina and India so far.
Mexico on 24 December launched the vaccination campaign with the serum produced by Pfizer-Biontech and so far about 30 thousand people have been vaccinated.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says that between 700 and 750,000 people employed in the health sector will be vaccinated by mid-January.
USA most affected country.
First case of 'English variant' confirmed in New York state
The United States remains the country in the world most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
There are 20,815,571 cases of Covid-19 registered in the country and 353,483 deaths, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University.
First case of 'English variant' in New York State.
To announce the discovery of this strain of coronavirus, which would be more contagious than those already known, was Governor Andrew Cuomo, according to whom the 'English variant' was diagnosed in a sixty year old who lives in Albany, in the north of the state.
The recovering man has not traveled overseas recently.
The presence of the variant had so far been confirmed in Colorado, California and Florida.
In Russia over 24,000 cases and 518 deaths
Russia has recorded 24,246 cases of Covid-19 and 518 deaths related to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official bulletin.
Moscow remains the area most affected by the pandemic with 4,842 cases in one day and 75 deaths, followed by St. Petersburg.
National data is slightly up compared to yesterday, when 23,351 infections and 482 deaths were confirmed.
Sumo champion Hakuho infected
Japan's greatest sumo champion, Hakuho, tested positive for Covid-19.
Thirty-five-year-old of Mongolian origins, Hakuho tested himself after losing his sense of smell, the Japanese Sumo Association (JSA) said.
The athlete was preparing for the so-called New Year championship, which starts Sunday in Tokyo;
for now, the JSA said, no decision has been made on its participation.
The news comes as the Japanese authorities are considering declaring a state of emergency in the capital area, where infections are on the rise.
Activities such as wrestling and sumo have continued despite the pandemic, but cases of Covid-19 in sport have also emerged in parallel.
In May, a 28-year-old Japanese sumo athlete died from complications caused by the coronavirus.
Vaccination over 75 by January Vaccination
of people aged 75 and over in nursing homes in France will be authorized by the end of January.
This was announced by the French Minister of Health, Olivier
Ve'ran. "There are 5 million people", said the minister interviewed by RTL, announcing the extension of the vaccination campaign - for now reserved for residents of nursing homes and operators of at least 50 years - also to firefighters and home assistants over 50