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131 patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 10,767 new coronavirus infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

The number of active infections has risen to 121,138, while hospitals are treating 5,969 Covid patients, 606 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, the number of fatalities has risen to 32,645, while 987,199 infections have been registered. Fully 833,416 people have made a recovery.

Hungary’s Covid Situation Nearing Magnitude of Third Wave
Hungary’s Covid Situation Nearing Magnitude of Third Wave

“The general condition of patients is significantly worse than during previous Covid waves, and the number of people requiring intensive care is also higher,” a healthcare worker said.Continue reading

So far 6,013,007 people have received a first jab, while 5,784,958 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,714,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

There are 54,312 people in official quarantine, while 7,954,654 tests have been officially carried out.

The government announced that employers were being given the right to require vaccination against Covid-19 as a precondition of employment in order to ensure workers’ safety. The state, as an employer, will also apply the measure, and mayors will have the right to introduce the requirement at local councils. Mask-wearing has also been made mandatory on public transport again from Nov. 1, and a visitor ban is also being introduced at hospitals.

Doctors Urge Everyone to get Vaccinated and Want More Measures from Gov't to Fight Covid
Doctors Urge Everyone to get Vaccinated and Want More Measures from Gov't to Fight Covid

During the autumn vacations, the spread of coronavirus in Hungary temporarily slowed down, but this week the infection has extremely accelerated.Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 255 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 5,1 million deaths, and more than 231 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI