Fully 207 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 3,427 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.
So far 3,508,846 people have received a first jab, while 1,490,478 have been fully vaccinated.
The number of active infections stands at 264,039, while hospitals are treating 7,177 Covid patients, 844 of whom need respiratory assistance.
There are 42,182 people in official quarantine, while 5,233,530 tests have been officially carried out.
Since the first outbreak, 764,394 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 26,208. Fully 474,147 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 today, so restaurant and bar terraces may open tomorrow.
Gergely Gulyás told a press briefing yesterday that open-air facilities, similarly to shops, will 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. Hungary will need some 6 million people vaccinated to reach herd immunity, he added. Read more HERE.
Orbán told public broadcaster Kossuth Radio that by the middle of next week, around four million shots will have been administered, and a wide range of services will be available for people with vaccine certificates.
Venues open to people with certificates will include theaters, dance and music venues, circuses, gyms, zoos, spas and swimming pools, sports venues and adventure parks, the prime minister said.
Read more HERE.