Fully 245 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 8,053 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday.
So far 2,760,938 people have received a first jab, while 1,171,475 have been fully vaccinated.
The number of active infections has risen to 267,291, while hospitals are caring for 10,921 Covid patients, 1,344 of whom need respiratory assistance.
There are almost 50 thousand people in official quarantine, while almost 5 million tests have been officially carried out.
Since the first outbreak, 713,868 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 23,211. Fully 423,366 people have made a recovery.
So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Hajdú-Bihar. On the other end of the list there is Zala county with 15,580 infections.
Hungary’s government has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until April 19, a deputy leader of the operative board responsible for handling the pandemic said on Thursday.
Lieutenant Colonel Róbert Kiss told an online press briefing that the current rules applying to mask-wearing, gatherings, the hospitality sector, recreation centres, schools and the Schengen borders will remain in effect for the next week and a half.
On Wednesday, the authorities took action against 466 people for violating mask-wearing rules, Kiss said.
Police have taken action in 48,218 cases due to people neglecting to wear masks or wearing them incorrectly since the government decree on stricter coronavirus-related defence measures entered into force on Sept. 21, he added.