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HUNGARY RECORDS 94 CORONAVIRUS FATALITIES, 1,079 NEW INFECTIONS

 

Fully 94 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 1,079 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 378,734, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday. The death toll has risen to 13,249, while 283,282 people have made a recovery. The number of active infections has declined to 82,203, while there are 3,792 hospitalised Covid patients, 304 on a ventilator. Altogether 16,850 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out has risen to 3,281,992. Hungary began rolling out the coronavirus vaccine in December. So far, 291,396 people have received their first jab, and 110,395 have been fully inoculated. The government has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until March 1. Most infections have been registered in Budapest (70,267) and Pest County (47,209) so far, followed by the counties of Hajdú-Bihar (21,366), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (21,199) and Győr-Moson-Sopron (21,037). The county least affected by the infection is Tolna (8,350).