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Coronavirus: 5 Fatalities, 479 New Cases Registered in Hungary

Hungary Today 2021.09.17.

Five Covid patients died in the past 24 hours, while 479 new coronavirus infections were registered in Hungary, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday.

Since the first outbreak, 817,159 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,123. Fully 779,777 people have made a recovery.

The number of active infections has risen to 7,259, while hospitals are treating 353 Covid patients, 41 of whom need respiratory assistance.

So far 5,855,039 people have received the first jab, while 5,564,586 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 590,000 Hungarians have already received booster jabs.

There are 4,605 people in official quarantine, while 6,768,975 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.

Despite Extensive Vaccinations, More Patients Hospitalized with Covid-19 in Hungary than Last September
Despite Extensive Vaccinations, More Patients Hospitalized with Covid-19 in Hungary than Last September

"The number of hospitalized and ventilated individuals has increased faster than the number of covid cases in the past week, although the opposite should be happening," an expert said.Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 227 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 4,6 million deaths, and more than 203 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured image via Zoltán Balogh/MTI