Avidin Kft. showed four samples of a rare Covid-19 variant. The newly found variant is a subvariant of the Indian Delta virus.
In the past few weeks, it seemed that there were fewer people infected with coronavirus, but this week, the numbers are increasing in Hungary. Two types of the Delta variant of Covid-19 were discovered, reports portfolio.hu.
One of the people who got this variant is around 50-60 years old and was vaccinated before. The patient’s symptoms are severe. The new virus indicated as Del 156/157 was reported only in 21 cases worldwide. The symptoms of the new variant are unknown, and there is no information on how contagious it can be.
A fourth wave of the coronavirus is on its way. Minister of Human Resources Miklós Kásler confirmed this information, writes Index. The number of people who have Covid has doubled recently. Miklós Kásler also said that if the R-factor starts growing in Hungary with a very high vaccination rate, it means that some unknown, supposedly the Indian variant’s spread, is causing the change in the number of newly infected people.
Virologist Gábor Kemenesi does not exclude the possibility that the fourth wave of the coronavirus will hit Hungary this summer.
Meanwhile, Telex reported that, according to a new order from the government, medical students will visit people over 60 to convince them to get the vaccine. The National Health Insurance Fund Manager informs the Minister of the Interior and general practitioners about unvaccinated patients over the age of 60, including their personal data and home addresses.
István György, leader of the national vaccination workgroup, said that 470,000 people over the age of 65 are not vaccinated.
Those medical students who finished at least 10 semesters of the mandatory 12 can give the vaccine to the people who wish to get the Covid-19 jabs. A list of their names will also be provided by their university. This program starts on 1st August.
Source: portfolio.hu, Index.hu, Telex.hu