Fully 176 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 1,936 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday.
So far 3,603,901 people have received a first jab, while 1,665,067 have been fully vaccinated.
The number of active infections stands at 258,218, while hospitals are treating 6,443 Covid patients, 782 of whom need respiratory assistance.
There are 35,472 people in official quarantine, while 5,297,235 tests have been officially carried out.
Since the first outbreak, 771,454 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 26,801.
Fully 486,435 people have made a recovery.
So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Győr-Moson-Sopron and Hajdú-Bihar.
The number of Hungarians vaccinated against Covid-19 reached 3.5 million yesterday, so restaurant and bar terraces have opened this Saturday.
Gergely Gulyás told a press briefing on Thursday that open-air facilities, similarly to shops, can stay open until 9.30pm, while the night-time curfew will begin an hour later at 11pm. Reopening catering facilities is “the first step towards regaining freedom”, Gulyás said, adding that he hoped faster steps could follow.
He added that “a large amount of vaccine is expected to arrive soon”.
During the next week one million doses of the Chinese vaccine will arrive, as well as 200,000 first doses of the Russian vaccine, Gulyás said, adding that the second dose of the latter would follow promptly. Over 300,000 doses of Pfizer will also arrive next week, he added.
So far, some 4.4 million have registered for the vaccine and 73% of them have received their jabs. Hungary will need some 6 million people vaccinated to reach herd immunity, he added.