Fully 156 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, have died over the past 24 hours, while 6,819 more virus cases have been officially registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday.
The total number of cases since the first outbreak in the country has risen to 211,527, while the death toll now stands at 4,672. Fully 55,637 people have made a recovery.
Active infections number 151,218, while there are 7,590 hospitalised patients, 657 on ventilators.
Fully 50,227 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out has risen to 1,639,076.
So far, most coronavirus cases have been registered in Budapest (45,918) and Pest County (27,272), followed by the counties of Gyor-Moson-Sopron (13,883), Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen (12,814) and Hajdu-Bihar (11,015). Tolna (3,237) has the fewest cases.
Registration for vaccine to start next week in Hungary!
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán on Friday said online and postal registration for the coronavirus vaccine is expected to start next week.
The registration would also serve as an indicator of demand for the vaccine once it is publicly available, Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio.
The inoculation protocols were drafted weeks ago, designating 13,000 venues for voluntary vaccinations and outlining which groups, such as frontline workers and the vulnerable, should have priority, he said.
Orbán said lives were being saved in hospitals while schools were saving jobs, since if children cannot go to school, their parents cannot to go to work. Orbán said the government will decide in the next 8-10 days on the rules to be followed during Christmas and the New Year.
The prime minister noted that an increasing number of people are in hospital and he warned citizens to be vigilant, and he appealed to Hungarians not to book skiing holidays abroad.