Altogether 71 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 15,526 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.
The number of active infections has risen to 158,424, while hospitals are treating 2,673 Covid-19 patients, 202 of whom are intubated on a ventilator.
Since the first outbreak, 1,385,500 have been registered with the virus, while 40,757 deaths have been recorded. Fully 1,186,319 people have made a recovery.
So far 6,325,143 people have received a first jab, while 6,069,677 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 3,437,335 Hungarians have received a booster jab.
There are 34,810 people in official quarantine, while 9,612,654 tests have been officially carried out.
The website said the omicron variant was spreading rapidly.
The government re-introduced compulsory mask-wearing in enclosed spaces from November 20.
Detailed data on the more than 339 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 5,5 million deaths, and more than 273 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.
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