Fully 85 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 823 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 389,622, koronavirus.gov.hu said. The death toll has risen to 13,837, while 298,773 people have made a recovery. The number of active infections has declined to 77,012, while there are 3,979 hospitalised Covid patients, 318 on a ventilator. Altogether 20,224 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out has risen to 3,394,648. Fully 341,958 people have been vaccinated so far, with 131,593 having received the second jab. Hospital vaccinations using the Pfizer and Sputnik vaccines will continue this week and GPs are vaccinating people below the age of 60 with underling illnesses with AstraZeneca vaccine. Teams are also returning to several nursing homes, while second-round jabs of health workers will continue.
The government has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until March 1.
Most infections have been registered in Budapest (72,532) and Pest County (48,833) so far, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (21,970), Hajdú-Bihar (21,866) and Győr-Moson-Sopron (21,644). The county least affected by the infection is Tolna (8,668).