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Forty-five patients died of Covid over the past 24 hours, while 4,039 new coronavirus infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

The number of active infections has risen to 31,544, while hospitals are treating 1,970 Covid patients, 204 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 859,378 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,692. Fully 797,142 people have made a recovery.

So far 5,947,085 people have received a first jab, while 5,728,025 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 1,164,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

There are 22,710 people in official quarantine, while 7,348,118 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.

Experts Urge Measures to Avoid Serious Deterioration of Covid in Hungary
Experts Urge Measures to Avoid Serious Deterioration of Covid in Hungary

"A reduction of 93.5 percent can be achieved by masks alone, without keeping your distance - which is the most realistic way to get around on a bus," said virologist Gábor Kemenesi.Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 245 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 4,9 million deaths, and more than 222 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI