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Five patients died of a Covid-related illness in the past 24 hours, while 289 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.

So far 5,862,458 people have received a first jab, while 5,579,231 have been fully vaccinated. Fully 626,000 Hungarians have received a booster jab.

The number of active infections stands at 7,639, while hospitals are treating 401 Covid patients, 45 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 818,520 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,141. Fully 780,740 people have made a recovery.

There are 4,302 people in official quarantine, while 6,815,778 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.

Despite Extensive Vaccinations, More Patients Hospitalized with Covid-19 in Hungary than Last September
Despite Extensive Vaccinations, More Patients Hospitalized with Covid-19 in Hungary than Last September

"The number of hospitalized and ventilated individuals has increased faster than the number of covid cases in the past week, although the opposite should be happening," an expert said.Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 229 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 4,7 million deaths, and more than 206 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

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