LIVE COVID-19 – Omicron variant in Germany. Lazio Region, D’Amato: “We are strengthening the sequencing of positive swabs”. Sicily, two municipalities in the orange zone

The Civil Protection has disclosed the data relating to 26 November. 557,180 swabs were performed and 13,686 new COVID-19 positives were identified. The current positives are 172,618, 6,020 more than yesterday. In the last day, 51 people affected by Coronavirus have died for a total of 133,537 deaths since the beginning of the epidemic. As usual, provides you with the latest news LIVE regarding the Coronavirus situation.

13:10 – “The vaccine is fundamental, it is the real key to face this season, without the vaccine we would now have terrifying numbers. Yesterday we made the record of third doses – over 270 thousand – even the first doses increased: for many days the figure was between 15 and 18 thousand first doses, and yesterday we made 25 thousand “. The Minister of Health said so Roberto Speranza a Rai Radio1, guest of Zapping.

12:50 – The director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, the group that developed the vaccine AstraZeneca, expressed cautious optimism that existing sera are effective on the Omicron variant of COVID-19, deeming a resumption of the pandemic “unlikely”. Speaking on the BBC’s Today program, Professor Andrew Pollard explained that “most of the mutations” of the Omicron variant “are found in the same places in the spike protein as the other variants” against which the vaccines have been shown to be effective.

12:22 – “We are working not to return to distance learning. Today, infections in the world of school are still very limited”. The Minister of Education said it, Patrizio Bianchi, during his visit to Veronafiere at Job & Orienta 2021. “We are working – he added – not only to avoid Dad, which was an important moment and which allowed many to get closer to digital. We are avoiding this idea of ​​fear, this idea of ​​being wary of each other. School remains the safest place “, concluded Bianchi.

11:57 – In Germany A first possible case of contagion with Omicron, the new variant of COVID-19, has been found. “The Omicron variant has already arrived in Germany with great probability,” he said tweeted Kai Klose, minister of social affairs in the western state of Hesse, referring to the strain first found in southern Africa.

11:39 – “We are strengthening the sequencing of the positive swabs. The phase to go and look for the new variant has started.” Thus the regional councilor for health of Lazio Alessio D’Amato. “The swabs are randomly sent to Spallanzani to be analyzed”, concludes D’Amato.

11:11 – In the last week, an increase in incidence is observed in all age groups and in particular in the population under the age of 12. “In the period 8 – 21 November 2021, 31,365 new cases were reported in this population, of which 153 hospitalized and 3 hospitalized in intensive care”. In the 6-11 age group, “starting from the second week of October, there is a greater increase in the incidence compared to the rest of the school-age population, with a surge in the last two weeks”. The ISS notes this in its extended weekly report, published today.

10:47 – The Veneto it still exceeds two thousand infections in one day, with 2,113 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 511,449; there are 6 other victims, bringing deaths to 11,941. The regional bulletin reports it. The incidence of cases on 106,724 swabs (24,019 molecular and 81,705 rapid tests) is 1.97%. The current positives are 27,612, 1,358 more in 24 hours. The hospital pressure continues, with 488 admissions in the non-critical area (+26) and 90 (+1) in intensive care.

10:08 – The United Arab Emirates announced that the entire population has received one dose of the Covid vaccine, 90.18% already two.

09:27 – Sixty-one people who have arrived in Amsterdam since South Africa tested positive at Covid. The Dutch authorities have made it known.

08:48 – Two Sicilian municipalities pass in orange zone: these are Pedara and Militello in Val di Catania. The order was signed by the President of the Region, Nello Musumeci, on the proposal of the Asoe regional department. The provision will enter into force on Sunday 28 November

08:00 – In Germany another 67,125 cases of Covid and 303 deaths were recorded. This was reported by the Robert Koch Institute-

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