Fully 256 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 5,307 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.
So far 3,090,994 people have received a first jab, while 1,325,587 have been fully vaccinated.
The number of active infections stands at 271,963, while hospitals are caring for 9,848 Covid patients, 1,156 of whom need respiratory assistance.
There are 47,671 people in official quarantine, while 5,033,736 tests have been officially carried out.
Since the first outbreak, 736,982 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 24,521. Fully 440,498 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.
Bars and restaurants could again start serving customers outdoors when the number of Hungarians inoculated against Covid-19 reaches 3.5 million, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said on Facebook on Wednesday.
Orbán also announced that while kindergartens would reopen and the lower grades of primary schools would return to their classrooms on April 19, 5-8 graders would stay at home and go on with their online classes until May 10.
The government has decided “to proceed gradually and carefully,” Orbán said, and asked parents for “patience and understanding”.
Further rules include:
The current rules are applying to mask-wearing, gatherings, the hospitality sector, recreation centres, schools and the Schengen borders will remain in effect and newer decisions are expected on April 19th.