Eleven patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 1,141 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.
Number of infections rising
So far 5,916,769 people have received a first jab, while 5,689,371 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 948,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab. The number of active infections stands at 11,398, while hospitals are treating 742 Covid patients, 113 of whom need respiratory assistance. Since the first outbreak, 831,866 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,341. Fully 790,127 people have made a recovery.
There are 9,604 people in official quarantine, while 7,110,156 tests have been officially carried out.
Meanwhile, the Hungarian economy seems to recover after the crisis. For exampe, the output of Hungary’s construction sector grew by an annual 10.2 percent in August, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said on Thursday. Output of the building segment climbed by 16.3 percent and civil engineering output was up by 2.4 percent.
In absolute terms, output reached 440.9 billion forints (EUR 1.2bn). The building segment accounted for 61 percent of the total. Month on month, output fell 5.8 percent based on seasonally and working day-adjusted data.