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Coronavirus: 2 Fatalities, 526 New Infections Reported in Hungary

Hungary Today 2021.09.23.

Two patients died of a Covid-related illness in the past 24 hours, while 526 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

The number of active infections has risen to 7,960, while hospitals are treating 411 Covid patients, 48 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 819,547 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,145. Fully 781,442 people have made a recovery.

So far 5,869,259 people have received a first jab, while 5,600,425 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 667,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

There are 5,495 people in official quarantine, while 6,844,088 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 230 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 4,7 million deaths, and more than 207 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Attila Balázs/MTI