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Coronavirus: Active Infections Surpass 15,000, More Than 1,000 Covid Patients in Hospital

Hungary Today 2021.10.20.

Thirty patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 1,668 new coronavirus infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.

The number of active infections has risen to 15,711, while hospitals are treating 1,058 Covid patients, 145 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 838,916 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,448. Fully 792,757 people have made a recovery.

So far 5,929,164 people have received a first jab, while 5,706,773 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,033,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

There are 12,638 people in official quarantine, while 7,197,609 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

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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 Zoltán Balogh/MTI