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The impact of Covid-19 vaccines can already be seen in Hungary's trend of declining daily new cases, the chief medical officer said, adding that the number of new cases recorded had fallen by 21% since last week.

Cecília Müller told an online press conference of the central coronavirus board that the average age of the patients was 45 years. More than 4,326,000 people have registered for a vaccine, and 69% of them have already received their first dose, Müller said. Fully 33.4% of the Hungarian population has been vaccinated, compared with the European Union average of 18.5%, she said. Public trust in the vaccine is rising thanks in large part to a flow of positive news and scientific studies on the jabs that are also in use in Hungary, Müller said. She said the arrival of new vaccine shipments in the country would accelerate inoculations and allow everyone who has registered to get their shot. Monday saw a delivery of 68,800 doses of Moderna, to be used as second jabs, Müller said. On Tuesday, 72,000 doses of AstraZeneca and 248,040 doses of Pfizer vaccines are scheduled to arrive, she said, as is a delivery of second shots of Sputnik V. A shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine is also scheduled to arrive in the coming days, she added.