Coronavirus live: Spain reports record new infections; highest number of daily cases since November in France

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Spain records 41,576 new cases; France reports 26,784 new Covid cases; Italy considers legal action over Pfizer vaccine delivery delays

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6.46pm GMT

Some good news, as the Associated Press reports:

Zélia de Carvalho Morley (106) rolled up a sleeve and looked stoically to the side as a nurse slid in a Covid-19 shot. She was one of thousands in Brazil to get the shot on Wednesday, but one of very few old enough to recall an earlier viral pandemic that swept her nation and the world a century ago. Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1914, Morley was a girl when the so-called Spanish flu killed millions around the world in 1918-1920, when no vaccines were available.

6.26pm GMT

The French health ministry reported 26,784 new confirmed Covid cases over the past 24 hours, up from 23,608 on Tuesday and 23,852 last Wednesday.

Wednesday’s tally was the highest since the 28,383 registered on 18 November, during France’s second lockdown, Reuters reports.

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