Eleven, mostly elderly, chronic patients have died and another 1141 Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday, highlighting that 5,916,769 people have been vaccinated in Hungary so far, 5,689,371 of them got the second dose, 948 and a thousand have already received the third dose of the vaccine.
The government portal wrote that the number of infected people in Hungary had increased to 831,866. The number of deaths rose to 30,341 and the number of survivors to 790,127.
The number of active infections is 11,398. The hospital cares for 742 coronavirus patients, 113 of whom are on ventilators.
There are 9604 in official home quarantine, the number of samples is 7 110 156.
On the government side, it was highlighted that the new diseases are caused by the delta virus mutant. Unvaccinated people are most at risk, so they are asked to register and get vaccinated as soon as possible.
It was emphasized that due to the delta variant of the coronavirus, the number of infected people is rising again in several countries, including Hungary. However, in the current wave of the epidemic, the big advantage, they wrote, is that there is already a vaccine, and most have been vaccinated, which is “the strongest protection against the virus”.
They added that less than one percent of vaccinees get sick and the course of the disease is usually much milder than vaccinees. The majority of the Hungarian population has registered for vaccination and has already received it. Those who have not yet can still register on the website www.vakcinainfo.gov.hu. After registration, it is possible to book an appointment at the GP and on the Internet at www.eeszt.gov.hu.
According to the map of the site, so far most people have been registered in Budapest (150,158) and Pest County (115,749). This is followed by Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (48,487), Győr-Moson-Sopron (45,422) and Hajdú-Bihar county (43,757). The county least affected by the infection is still Tolna, with 17,987 infected.