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Coronavirus: 94 Fatalities, 1,548 New Infections Registered in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2021.02.17.

Fully 94 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 1,548 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 391 170, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.

The death toll has risen to 13,931, while 299,989 people have made a recovery.

The number of active infections stands at 77,250, while there are 4,014 hospitalised Covid patients, 321 on a ventilator.

Altogether 18,205 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out has risen to 3,414,023.

Hungary began rolling out the coronavirus vaccine in December. So far, 348,927 people have received their first jab, and 134,824 have been fully inoculated.

The government has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until March 1.

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Detailed data on the more than 110 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 2,4 million deaths and more than 84 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

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