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Seventy-five patients died of Covid over the weekend, while 6,688 new coronavirus infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday.

The number of active infections has risen to 24,384, while hospitals are treating 1,588 Covid patients, 191 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 850,513 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,567. Fully 795,562 people have made a recovery.

So far 5,938,665 people have received a first jab, while 5,718,873 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,104,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

There are 16,603 people in official quarantine, while 7,290,223 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 244 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 4,9 million deaths, and more than 221 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI