Altogether 85 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 14,890 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus now accounts for 87% of infections in Hungary, according to the chief medical officer.
Another delivery of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 has arrived in Hungary, the local unit of Pfizer said on Tuesday.
The number of vaccines in Hungary was 6,322,905, of which 6,066,056 received the second and 3,430,445 the third. 14,890 new infections have been confirmed, bringing the number of identified infections to 1,369,974 since the outbreak began. 85 people died, mostly elderly, chronic patients, so the number of deaths rose to 40,686, koronavirus.gov.hu reported on Wednesday.
Concentrations of coronavirus hereditary material in wastewater are rising again, the National Center for Public Health (NNK) said.
Altogether 270 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the weekend, while 21,219 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday. Fully 29% of new infections have been caused by the Omicron variant.
Thirty people including a 102-year-old man took up the fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine in Pécs, in southern Hungary, on Saturday, just a day after the government announced its support for the promotion of a second booster dose, the president of Pécs University’s Clinical Centre told MTI.
Hungarian-born biochemist Katalin Karikó has been elected to the French Academy of Sciences as a foreign associate member and awarded the Lipid Science Prize of the Swedish Camurus Lipid Research Foundation.
“Last year’s Christmas was almost the way one imagines it,” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview to public broadcaster Kossuth Rádió, with families coming together, albeit “under the shadow of the pandemic”. He praised Hungary’s “fantastic hospital capacities, especially in terms of human resources”. Currently, 2,611 Covid-19 patients are hospitalised and 243 are […]
Experts have proposed that the government support the promotion of a fourth dose of the coronavirus vaccine, which is now available for anyone after a consultation with their GP, the prime minister has said.