Hungary registers 10,255 new COVID cases, 40 deaths in a week

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The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Hungary has risen by 10,255, while 40 deaths from COVID-19 have been registered over the past week, data on the government's dedicated website for news on the pandemic, koronavirus.gov.hu, show.

The number of active infections has reached 21,258.

The number of COVID-19 deaths stands at 46,736.

There are 866 COVID-19 patients in hospital, including 17 on ventilators.

A total of 1,951,079 COVID-19 cases have been registered in Hungary since the start of the pandemic.

So far, 6,412,843 people have been inoculated against the coronavirus. They include 6,199,845 who have already had their second jab of a Covid-19 vaccine, while 3,887,027 have had a booster jab.

The country's population is a little under 9.7 million.

Hungary started inoculating healthcare workers and people most vulnerable to the coronavirus late in 2020. The vaccination rollout advanced at a pace that put Hungary at the forefront in the European Union, supported by a government decision to add the Chinese Sinopharm and the Russian Sputnik V jabs to a mix of vaccines manufactured in the West the country bought as part of a joint EU order.

In March 2022, as the fifth wave of the pandemic waned, the government decided to end a mask mandate, roll back rules allowing employers to require workers to get their COVID jabs, and phase out regulations on immunity certificates.

Hungary has started construction of its own national vaccine plant, in Debrecen, and production there is slated to begin by the end of 2022.

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