Forty-five patients died of a Covid-related illness in the past 24 hours, while 4,039 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.
So far 5,947,085 people have received a first jab, while 5,728,025 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,164,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab. The number of active infections stands at 31,544, while hospitals are
treating 1,970 Covid patients, 204 of whom need respiratory assistance.
Since the first outbreak, 859,378 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,692. Fully 797,142 people have made a recovery.
There are 22,710 people in official quarantine, while 7,348,118 tests have been officially carried out.
Meanwhile, Hungary is sending 40 ventilators, 1,650 noninvasive ventilation (NIV) masks and 3,000 packages of the drug favipiravir to 20 hospitals in Romania, mostly in Transylvania, to aid the country in its management of the coronavirus epidemic, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said on Thursday.
Considering that the epidemic knows no boundaries, the success of epidemic management in neighbouring countries greatly contributes to the success of Hungary’s epidemic response efforts, he said.
He added that a fourth wave of the epidemic was raging across Europe and countries with low vaccination rates, such as Romania, could easily get in trouble.
Many patients in Romania need invasive treatment and many of the hospitals find it hard to cope, he said. Consultations on the best ways to help are ongoing between representatives of the Hungarian government and the Romanian government, including many ethnic Hungarians, such as Deputy Prime Minister Hunor Kelemen and Health Minister Attila Cseke, he added.