Neither patient had travelled abroad prior to the infection,
Hungary was one of the countries closest to herd immunity,
Hungary has received 334,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, of which 175,000 will be administered as a first jab. Fully 280,000 AstraZeneca and nearly 70,000 doses of Moderna vaccines will be given as second jabs,
Hungary has been badly hit by the pandemic,
“The Indian variant is present in Hungary,
according to experts we cannot exclude the possibility of a new wave of the pandemic,” István György, deputy minister and head of the government’s task force on vaccinations, told a news conference.
Surgeon General Cecília Müller added one of the two patients has recovered already. Contact tracing was unable to establish how they were infected. Neither of them spent time abroad recently.
Fully 28 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 448 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday. So far 5,084,642 people have received a first jab, while 3,445,557 have been fully vaccinated.
The number of active infections went down to 84,719,
while hospitals are treating 999 Covid patients who do not need respiratory assistance and an additional 121 who need respiratory support. There are 10,790 people in official quarantine, while 5,786,609 tests have been officially carried out.
Since the first outbreak, 803,567 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 29,682. Fully 689,166 people have made a recovery. So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Győr-Moson-Sopron and Hajdú-Bihar.