LIVE COVID-19 – Son: “From 16/12 on to vaccination of children”. Pfizer: “We will need recalls for several years.” From December 4th, masks must also be worn outdoors in Rome

I am 15.085 the positives of December 1 and are recorded 103 deaths. The swabs carried out are 573.775, including rapid tests. The percentage of positives is al 2,6%. The victims are 133.931 in total, while intensive care is 686, 3 more than yesterday. Ordinary hospitalizations, on the other hand, are +63. Total cases, including deaths and healed, are peaking 5.043.620. As usual, provides you with the latest LIVE news about the Coronavirus situation.

14:14 – The sale of barrel fires will also be prohibited this year in Germany on New Year’s Eve, due to the COVID-19 emergency. This is what was decided at the current State-Regions conference on COVID-19 with Angela Merkel and Olaf Scholz, according to advances published by the Dpa. The measure was already adopted last year and is intended not to further burden the health system already under pressure from the pandemic.

13:50 – The doses of the anti-Covid vaccine “represent a first tranche which will then be integrated in January and will be made available starting from 15 December, so that all the vaccination facilities of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces will be able to vaccinate children, starting from December 16”, Made known the structure of Commissioner Figliuolo.

13:30 – According to the forecasts of the ECDC, the Omicron variant is expected to account for more than half of all Covid infections in Europe within the next few months: this is what we read in a new report from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Preliminary data from South Africa on the Omicron variant “suggest it may have a substantial growth advantage over the Delta and, if so, mathematical models indicate that Omicron is expected to cause more than half of all SARS-CoV-2 infections in the Delta. EU / EEA within the next few months “. The cases of Omicron in Europe, recalls Ecdc, so far are 70 in 13 countries.

13:00 – “This morning I received the third dose of the Covid19 vaccine. Thanks to the vaccine and the personal protective equipment, we are fighting to get back to normal. Let’s all do our part, let’s get vaccinated for ourselves and to protect the most fragile people”. This is the comment of the Juventus and national team defender, Giorgio Chiellini on your profile Twitter.

12:30 – Omicron is in all probability becoming the variant of Covid. dominant in South Africa. This was stated by Professor Anne von Gottberg, of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, in a WHO briefing on the situation on the continent. At the moment only a limited number of tests have been carried out to verify the presence of the new variant, however all those sequenced Omicron accounts for 75%, has explained.

12:10 – The Brazilian, the second largest country in the world for victims in absolute numbers, has surpassed the 615,000 deaths from coronavirus since the start of the pandemic: in the last 24 hours there have been another 266 cases, bringing the total to 615,020. At the same time, 11,436 new infections were reported yesterday, raising the accumulated figure to 22,104,631. Meanwhile, in the South American country 134.4 million people, out of about 215 million total inhabitants, have received two doses of vaccines against Covid-19, a figure that represents 63.03% of the population. Since the vaccination campaign began on January 17, 159.1 million Brazilians have received at least one dose, accounting for 74.6% of the total. The information was released by the health secretariat of the 27 state governments.

11:40 – In Africa only 7.5% of the continent is fully vaccinated and over 80% of people did not receive even a single dose: Abdou Salam Gueye, WHO regional director of emergencies for Africa, said.

11:10 – Pfizer’s chief executive stressed that vaccines helped save millions of lives during the pandemic and without them the “fundamental structure of our society would be threatened.” Vaccination for children aged 5-11 will take place with a third of the Pfizer drug dosage, three weeks apart. In the meantime, the EU opens to the debate on the vaccination obligation: “It’s time to do it”, says the president of the Commission von der Leyen

10:45 – In Lazio, the data last week recorded 156.02 cases per 100,000 inhabitants while intensive care has been stopped for a few days at 10% and ordinary ones at 11%. We remind you that there are 3 parameters to define the Regions that will pass into the yellow zone: infections must be greater than 50 per 100,000 inhabitants, intensive care must exceed 10% while ordinary hospitalizations must overcome the 15% barrier.

9:45 – In South Korea new record of coronavirus infections: according to data from the Agency for Disease Control and Prevention (Kdca), reported by the Yonhap agency, there are 5,266 new cases confirmed, compared to 5,123 recorded yesterday. Furthermore, the first cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were reported yesterday. There were another 47 deaths and 733 Covid patients in serious condition, a figure never reached.

9:40 – A Roma it will be mandatory to wear the mask even outdoors. The order was signed by the Mayor Roberto Gualtierie it will be valid from 4th December until midnight on Friday 31st December.

8:45 – Francesco Vaia, director of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Lazzaro Spallanzani, al Messenger: “As a country we have to go further by getting the booster once a year, just like with the flu shot.”

8:40 – As reported in the report of the extraordinary Commissioner for the emergency 96,951,797 doses of the anti-Covid vaccine administered in Italy, 93.2% of the total of those delivered up to now equal to 103,991,270.

8:30 – Green light from the Technical Scientific Commission (Cts) of the Italian Medicines Agency for the anti-Covid vaccination in the 5-11 year range.

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