Altogether 171 patients died of a Covid-related illness during the past 24 hours, while 6,518 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.
So far 6,043,116 people have received a first jab, while 5,801,593 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,939,582 Hungarians have received a booster jab.
The number of active infections stands at 147,558, while
hospitals are treating 6,830 Covid-19 patients, 663 of whom need respiratory assistance.
Since the first outbreak, 1,032,215 infections have been registered, while
the number of fatalities has risen to 33,343.
Fully 851,314 people have made a recovery.
There are 49,737 people in official quarantine, while the number of tests taken stands at 8,157,875.
The Hungarian Armed Forces has assigned more soldiers to help out staff at Hungary’s designated coronavirus vaccination points during this week’s national vaccination campaign, the defence ministry said on Monday.
Another 480 soldiers have been assigned to hospitals and health-care institutions in addition to the 300 who have been assisting the Covid response efforts,
the ministry said in a statement.
This means there are now some 800 soldiers supporting the health-care system at 79 locations, it said.
The soldiers assigned to the hospitals help out with logistical tasks, temperature screenings, directing patients to the right place as well as with administrative and transportation tasks.