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Coronavirus: 16 Fatalities, 859 New Infections Registered in Hungary

Hungary Today 2021.10.19.

Sixteen patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 859 new coronavirus infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.

The number of active infections has risen to 14,588, while hospitals are treating 999 Covid patients, 144 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 837,248 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,418. Fully 792,242 people have made a recovery.

So far 5,926,446 people have received a first jab, while 5,703,088 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,012,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

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There are 9,982 people in official quarantine, while 7,182,085 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.

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Detailed data on the more than 240 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 Attila Balázs/MTI