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Fully 207 Covid patients, generally elderly with an underlying condition, died over the past 24 hours, while 6,502 new infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

Ever since the first outbreak, 539,080 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to  17,628. Fully 360,895 people have made a recovery.

The number of active infections has risen to 160,557, while hospitals are caring for 10,386 Covid patients, 1,170 of whom are on ventilators.

Altogether 47,116 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests stands at 4,162,688.

Altogether 1,441,706 people have been vaccinated in Hungary, 421,915 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 121 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 2,6 million deaths and more than 98 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI


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