Fully 98 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 1,311 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 356,973, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
Vaccinations have been taking place over the past few weeks with priority given to healthcare staff and people in nursing homes. People above the age of 89 will be vaccinated in the next round.
Out of the 21,000 PCR tests carried out in the capital since September 816 were positive, Ambrus Kiss, a deputy mayor of Budapest, said, adding that data indicate that the number of new cases in the city were below the national average.
Fully 98 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 1,410 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 355,662, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
The government should clarify the protocol for residents applying for coronavirus vaccination, the deputy group leader of opposition Párbeszéd said on Thursday, saying it was unclear whether registration was a pre-requisite for inoculation.
Approval for the AstraZeneca jab and the preliminary go-ahead for Sputnik V by Hungary’s health authorities is “a big step forward”, Cecília Müller, the chief medical officer, said.
The Budapest Korányi Pulmonary Hospital received a new Bbtch of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid vaccine on 20 January 2020.
Hungary has received a draft contract to procure Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said.
So far 1,755,000 people in Hungary have registered for the coronavirus vaccination online and by mail, according to a government official.
Hungarian authorities have approved Russia’s Sputnik V and the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines.