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Six patients died over the past 24 hours of a Covid-related illness, while 323 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday.

Since the first outbreak, 814,732 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,086. Fully 778,640 people have made a recovery.

The number of active infections stands at 6,006, while hospitals are treating 220 Covid patients, 30 of whom need respiratory assistance.

So far 5,834,961 people have received a first jab, while 5,541,598 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 487,000 Hungarians have already received booster jabs.

There are 2,868 people in official quarantine, while 6,679,227 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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Last week, the number of new coronavirus cases recorded in a week rose again to over a thousand which is a 79% increase compared to the previous period.Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 224 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 4,6 million deaths, and more than 200 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI