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Eleven patients died of Covid in the past 24 hours, while 1,141 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

The number of active infections has risen to 11,398, while hospitals are treating 742 Covid patients, 113 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 831,866 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,341. Fully 790,127 people have made a recovery.

So far 5,916,769 people have received a first jab, while 5,689,371 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 948,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

There are 9,604 people in official quarantine, while 7,110,156 tests have been officially carried out.

On May 21, the Hungarian government announced that most of Hungary’s remaining restrictions would be lifted upon reaching five million vaccinations. Further restrictions, such as the mask mandate, have been lifted as well after 5.5 million vaccinations were reached.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences Advocates for Use of Face Masks
Hungarian Academy of Sciences Advocates for Use of Face Masks

The MTA says thousands of lives could be saved if people listen to health professional's emphasis on the use of masks.Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 239 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 4,8 million deaths, and more than 217 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI