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According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 22 million people have been infected by coronavirus worldwide, while the number of deaths has exceeded 779,500 deaths.

In Spain, which is the country in Europe with the most positive cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants, the Ministry of Health reported this Tuesday that COVID-19 has already left 28,670 dead and that there are 364,196 cases diagnosed since the start of the pandemic of the coronavirus.

Nurse Mara Ramrez has published a video on Twitter that has become viral on social networks for its forceful messages: “They say that the virus (coronavirus) does not exist after we have seen so many people die.”

The Community of Madrid has forbidden the FFP2 and FFP3 masks with a valve, the “selfish” masks as Fernando Simn baptized them, except for professional uses: “The mask must not be provided with an exhalation valve, except for professional uses for which this type of mask may be recommended. “

Marcos Lpez Hoyos, president of the Spanish Society of Immunology (SEI), said in the program ‘La Ventana’ of Cadena SER that “Spain must have its own vaccine so as not to depend on other countries.” López Hoyos warned that “the cases are increasing and it will continue. The problem is that we go from detecting asymptomatic to clinically relevant cases and the problem of hospital admissions begins again.” Regarding the date on which the coronavirus vaccine will arrive, Marcos Lpez Hoyos believes that “in the best of cases, in the first quarter of next year.”

He newspaper ‘El Mundo’ reports that the number of deaths has skyrocketed in the last few hours. The official report of the Ministry of Health updated and released this Wednesday has registered 127 more deaths from coronavirus, a figure five times higher than that provided on Tuesday, when the official count notified 24 deaths.

The good news continues to occur within the Orlando bubble, where the NBA playoffs are played, when the last results of the COVID-19 tests carried out on the 341 players were known this Wednesday and all were negative. In the event that a player in the bubble returns a confirmed positive test in the future, they will be isolated until they are cleared to leave isolation according to the rules established by the NBA and the Players Association.

One of the players summoned by Bolivia for the first days of the South American qualifiers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated from the rest of the delegation. The case was detected after tests carried out on some 50 people who are part of the delegation that began this week in the city of Santa Cruz the concentration for the qualifying rounds, the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) reported in a statement. The player “will remain isolated in his room with all the biosecurity measures, until a new test is carried out in seven days,” says the note.