Fully 189 generally elderly patients with co-morbidities died over the past 24 hours, while 7,263 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday.
Altogether 1,920,347 people have been vaccinated in Hungary, 689,392 of whom have received a second shot, the portal said.
The number of active infections has risen to 221,002 while hospitals are caring for 12,291 Covid patients, 1,497 of whom need respiratory assistance.
Altogether 55,511 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests stands at 4,557,943.
Since the first outbreak, 641,124 infections have been registered, while
fatalities have risen to 20,161.
Fully 399,961 people have made a recovery.
So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest (120,873) and Pest County (89,803), followed by the counties of Gyor-Moson-Sopron (36,684), Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen (35,622) and Hajdu-Bihar (34,103). The counties of Tolna and Zala have the fewest, same number of infections, respectively (13,996).
Hungary has no room to loosen lockdown measures yet due to a rise in coronavirus infections. Details:
Shops, with the exception of grocery stores, pharmacies, petrol stations, drugstores, tobacco shops, shops selling tools for “spring gardening”, pet food and fodder shops, and markets, will have to be closed, and services will have to stop, with the exception of private healthcare, social care, financial, postal, and car repair services, suspended between March 8 and Eastern.
Kindergartens and primary schools will be closed from March 8 until April 19.
Gyms will continue to be closed for two weeks, but licenced athletes will be allowed to train and compete behind closed doors. Parks will be allowed to stay open and outdoor sports will also be allowed for activities in which people can maintain a safe distance of 1.5 metres.
The government asks employers to ensure that their employees can work from home wherever possible, particularly in the case of those with children.
Mask-wearing remains mandatory outdoors. Hungary would impose tighter controls on its borders, adding, however, that freight and transit traffic will not be restricted. Wage subsidies and tax cuts introduced for the hospitality industry will be expanded for the period of the lockdown to all sectors forced to shut down by the new measures.