The concentration of the virus’s genetic material is constantly rising in the wastewater in Hungary. The National Public Health Center said that the tendency was expected to continue. Meanwhile, almost 100 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 8,434 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.
Teachers slam obligatory vaccination
According to portfolio.hu, the fourth wave is expected to break out in Győr, Kaposvár, Kecskemét, Nyíregyháza, Salgótarján, Szolnok, Tatabánya, Veszprém and the agglomeration surrouding Budapest. That is because, in the samples from these cities, the concentration of the genetic material is already high, and is expected to increase.
Meanwhile, one of the trade unions of the Hungarian teachers wants the government to
provide free testing instead of prescribing obligatory vaccination in state-run institutions of education.
They said that the government issued two decrees. One of them concerns the teachers working in public schools and prescribes mandatory vaccination for everybody. The other is for schools run by local governments, churches, or foundations, where the leader of the institution can decide whether they introduce obligatory vaccination or not. The trade union said that if the government did not prescribe obligatory vaccination even for the teachers working in the latter branch of education, unvaccinated teachers would move to work in schools where the jab is not mandatory – portfolio.hu wrote.
Almost 100 people died in Hungary in COVID-related illnesses
According to MTI, altogether 98 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 8,434 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.
So far 5,981,915 people have received a first jab,
while 5,760,912 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,431,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.
The number of active infections stands at 78,025, while hospitals are treating 4,830 Covid-19 patients, 463 of whom need respiratory assistance. Since the first outbreak, 923,020 infections have been registered, while the number of fatalities has risen to 31,619. Fully 813,376 people have made a recovery. There are 32,950 people in official quarantine, while the number of tests taken stands at 7,677,571.
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Source: MTI, portfolio.hu
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