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Fully 285 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 7,325 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday.

So far 2,689,102 people have received a first jab, while 1,126,139 have been fully vaccinated.

The number of active infections has risen to 262,574, while hospitals are caring for 11,363 Covid patients, 1,364 of whom need respiratory assistance.

There are 46,775 people in official quarantine, while 4,861,310 tests have been officially carried out.

Since the first outbreak, 705,815 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 22 966. Fully 420,275 people have made a recovery.

So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and Hajdú-Bihar.

Government extends restrictions until April 19

Hungary’s government has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until April 19, a deputy leader of the operative board responsible for handling the pandemic said on Thursday.

Lieutenant Colonel Róbert Kiss told an online press briefing that the current rules applying to mask-wearing, gatherings, the hospitality sector, recreation centres, schools and the Schengen borders will remain in effect for the next week and a half.

On Wednesday, the authorities took action against 466 people for violating mask-wearing rules, Kiss said.

Police have taken action in 48,218 cases due to people neglecting to wear masks or wearing them incorrectly since the government decree on stricter coronavirus-related defence measures entered into force on Sept. 21, he added.

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Source: MTI

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  1. Yes, but what’s the R number? Why isn’t it published on the government’s website. Does anyone know what it has been or is now? I couldn’t give a monkey’s how many people have been fined for not wearing a mask properly?

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