Altogether 71 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 15,526 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.
So far 6,325,143 people have received a first jab, while 6,069,677 have been double-jabbed. Fully 3,437,335 Hungarians have received a booster shot. The website said the omicron variant was spreading rapidly, accounting for 87 percent of all infections.
The number of active infections has risen to 158,424,
while hospitals are treating 2,673 Covid-19 patients, 202 of whom are intubated on a ventilator.
Since the first outbreak, 1,385,500 have been registered with the virus, while 40,757 deaths have been recorded. Fully 1,186,319 people have made a recovery.
Telex.hu reported that 18 kindergarten groups are in quarantine in the 3rd district because of the coronavirus. The virus spreads unstoppably among the kids. In the 2nd district, 374 children are at home. In the 12th district, 13 groups are in quarantine out of the 66. The Normafa kindergarten closed because of the virus.
In Gyömrő, a city near Budapest, they had to close a kindergarten because
only four people of the staff work.
In Hódmezővásárhely, where the united opposition’s PM candidate, Péter Márki-Zay is the mayor, two groups are in quarantine. In Zalaegerszeg, seven institutions have kids or kindergarten teachers with a positive test.