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Coronavirus: Number of Daily Deaths Hits Record High, More Than 10,000 Treated in Hospitals

Hungary Today 2021.03.17.

Fully 195 generally elderly patients with co-morbidities died over the past 24 hours, while 3,456 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.

Ever since the first outbreak, 532,578 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 17,421. Fully 359,061 people have made a recovery.

The number of active infections has risen to 156,096, while hospitals are caring for 10,284 Covid patients, 1,128 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Altogether 44,648 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests stands at 4,136,190.

Altogether 1,397,342 people have been vaccinated in Hungary, 406,746 of whom have received a second shot, the portal said.

On March 5, the government announced further strict measures.

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Detailed data on the more than 121 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 2,6 million deaths and more than 97 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu