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Fully 252 generally elderly patients with co-morbidities died over the past 24 hours, while 5,481 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.

The number of active infections has risen to 189,244 while hospitals are caring for 11,873 Covid patients, 1,389 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Altogether 50,096 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests stands at 4,334,584.

Since the first outbreak, 586,123 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 18,703. Fully 378,176 people have made a recovery.

Altogether 1,636,436 people have been vaccinated in Hungary, 481,820 of whom have received a second shot, the portal said.

On March 5, the government announced further strict measures.

Hungary's Healthcare Close to Capacity of Effective Ventilator Treatment
Hungary's Healthcare Close to Capacity of Effective Ventilator Treatment

Hungary’s healthcare system is overburdened and understaffed. The nationwide total capacity of effective ventilator care is being reached, and some hospitals are already resorting to prioritizing patients with higher chances of survival, according to reports. The rate of infection does not seem to be waning. There are currently 10,284 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus, […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 124 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 2,7 million deaths and more than 100 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

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