Index – Domestic – Corona virus: the number of active infected people has increased in Hungary

The number of vaccinated people is 6,418,580, of which 6,205,067 people have received the second, 3,898,061 people the third, and 352,741 people have already received the fourth vaccination, according to the data of the previous week published by the government information portal on Wednesday.

  • In the past week, a total of 12,636 new infected people were confirmed, increasing the number of identified infected people to 2,120,543 since the beginning of the epidemic, and the number of active infected people to 36,163.
  • Most of the 104 people who died in the past week were old, chronic patients, so the number of people who died rose to 47,680.
  • The number of those cured is constantly increasing, currently 2,036,700 people.
  • Currently, 1,700 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospitals, 32 of them are on ventilators.

A week earlier, according to the aggregated data of the coronavirus information page, 13,765 new coronavirus infections were identified and 73 patients died.

Based on this, there have been no major changes in the past week, the latest data are roughly the same as the numbers reported the previous week.

It was noted on the information page: the epidemic is currently moderate in Hungary, which is also due to the high vaccination rate.

Attention was drawn to the fact that booster vaccination with the new type of Pfizer vaccine against omicrons can already be taken. The vaccine has received an EU license for single-dose and booster vaccination only. The confirmatory vaccination can also be taken on Friday vaccination days without an appointment.

NNK: the concentration of the genetic material of the coronavirus does not increase anywhere

The concentration of the genetic material of the coronavirus in wastewater is stagnant, the National Center for Public Health (NNK) announced on Wednesday.

They wrote that, in terms of the national average, the concentration of the genetic material of the coronavirus in the wastewater stagnated again in the 40th week.

The trend is stagnant in the vast majority of the investigated settlements, a decrease can be measured only in Zalaegerszeg, and an increase is not observed anywhere, they added.

It was also announced that the genetic material of the coronavirus in the sewage falls into the moderate category in two settlements – Kecskemét and Zalaegerszeg, while in the other sampling locations it falls into the elevated category.

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