Four patients died over the past 24 hours of a Covid-related illness, while 458 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday. So far 5,850,887 people have received a first jab, while 5,558,919 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 565,000 Hungarians have already received a booster jab.
The number of active infections stands at 7,129, while hospitals are treating 343 Covid patients, 40 of whom need respiratory assistance. Since the first outbreak, 816,680 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,118. Fully 779,433 people have made a recovery.
There are 3,931 people in official quarantine, while 6,753,395 tests have been officially carried out.
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.
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said at a meeting of the Fidesz and Christian Democrats parliamentary group regarding the coronavirus pandemic that
“the vaccines work, Hungary works”.
Hungary was sthe first country to make booster shots available for its citizens, he noted. Fewer than one percent of those inoculated contract the virus, and very few of them need hospital treatment, he added.