Altogether 71 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the 24 hours to Thursday morning, while 15,526 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
So far 6,325,143 people have received a first jab, while 6,069,677 have been double-jabbed. Fully 3,437,335 Hungarians have received a booster shot. The website said the omicron variant was spreading rapidly, accounting for 87% of all infections. The number of active infections has risen to 158,424, while hospitals are treating 2,673 Covid-19 patients, 202 of whom are intubated on a ventilator. Since the first outbreak, 1,385,500 have been registered with the virus, while 40,757 deaths have been recorded. Fully 1,186,319 people have made a recovery.