A Hungarian company developed a unique PCR test capable of detecting 99 pc of the known coronavirus variants, including the newest, omicron. Made by Femtonics Ltd, the test is easy to use. Meanwhile, the fourth wave of the pandemic is still raging in Hungary. Check out the latest news and data in the article.
Based on the company’s statement, the test can show the presence of the virus in just 4-10 minutes. Its efficacy is almost 100 pc – index.hu reported. Neuroscientist and practising doctor, Balázs Rózsa, said that one of the benefits of their genetics-based test is it can detect all virus and bacteria variants. The CEO and founder of the company added that the cost of their process is low. Therefore,
it might be capable of revolutionizing lab diagnostics.
153 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours,
while 5,506 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday. So far 6,194,221 people have received a first jab, while 5,906,701 have been fully vaccinated. Altogether 3,028,149 Hungarians have received a booster jab.
The number of active infections stands at 165,202, while hospitals are treating 6,337 Covid-19 patients, 540 of whom need respiratory assistance. Since the first outbreak, 1,208,020 infections have been registered, while the number of fatalities has risen to 37,232. Fully
1,005,586 people have made a recovery.
There are 42,569 people in official quarantine, while the number of tests taken stands at 8,890,023.
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Source: index.hu, MTI
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