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Fully 130 patients, generally elderly with an underlying condition, died over the past 24 hours, and 9,011 new coronavirus infections were officially registered, while 1,229,827 people had received their first jab, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday.

The number of registered infections in Hungary has risen to 498,183, while the death toll has increased to 16,627. The number of recoveries stands at 346,904.

There are 134,652 active infections, while hospitals are caring for 8,718 Covid patients, 949 of whom are on ventilators.

Fully 48,677 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out has increased to 3,992,790.

Fully 1,229,827 people had received their first jab by Thursday, and 351,694 were fully inoculated, the website reported.

On last Thursday, the government announced further strict measures.

Surge in Covid Cases Begins to Overwhelm Hungary’s Healthcare System
Surge in Covid Cases Begins to Overwhelm Hungary’s Healthcare System

The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is now putting significantly more pressure on Hungary’s healthcare system than ever before. More and more hospitals are operating at their maximum capacity, younger and healthier people are being infected more frequently, and deaths are increasing. The sudden surge is taking a terrible toll on healthcare workers’ mental […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 119 million confirmed cases worldwide, more than 2,6 million deaths and more than 94 million recoveries can be found here and here by country.

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