Covid: 103 Fatalities, 1,628 New Infections


Fully 103 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 1,628 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 407,274, said on Tuesday.

The death toll has risen to 14,450, while 310,848 people have made a recovery. The number of active infections stands at 81,976, while there are 4,582 hospitalised Covid patients, 396 on a ventilator. Altogether 26,549 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out has risen to 3,528,862. Fully 457,096 people have been vaccinated so far, with 205,720 having received the second jab.

The government has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until March 1. Parliament has prolonged the special powers granted to government during the pandemic by another three months.

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (76,075) and Pest County (51,444) so far, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (23,164), Hajdú-Bihar (22,769) and Győr-Moson-Sopron (22,694). The county least affected by the infection is Tolna (9,117).


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