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Twenty patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 2,361 new coronavirus infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

The number of active infections has risen to 17,521, while hospitals are treating 1,105 Covid patients, 155 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 841,277 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,468. Fully 793,288 people have made a recovery.

Coronavirus: Rapidly Rising Numbers in Elementary Schools, State-Financed Testing Becomes More Difficult
Coronavirus: Rapidly Rising Numbers in Elementary Schools, State-Financed Testing Becomes More Difficult

Pupils under the age of 12 are especially at risk, who unlike their parents or older siblings could not be vaccinated.Continue reading

So far 5,932,239 people have received a first jab, while 5,710,977 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,056,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

There are 15,854 people in official quarantine, while 7,217,103 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 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 Tibor Rosta/MTI