Index - Domestic - Nine thousand are scrubbed by the number of new infections, fewer in hospital

In the last day (based on a total of 30,337 samples), 8,921 new coronavirus infections were identified in Hungary, and 73 patients died. government information page from data released on Friday.

  • The number of vaccinated persons was 6,304,323, of whom 6,050,416 had already received the second vaccination, and 3,321,659 people had the opportunity to receive the third vaccination.
  • Since the outbreak, the number of people identified has risen to 1,327,014.
  • The death toll rose to 40,237.
  • The number of healed people increased to 1,158,509 and the number of active infected people to 128,268.
  • The hospital cares for 2,611 patients, 243 of whom are on ventilators.

According to the aggregate data of the operative strain published a day earlier, on Thursday, 9216 new infections were identified in Hungary, and 81 people died of the complications of the disease. The hospital cared for 2,647 patients, 249 of whom were on a ventilator. The number of vaccinees was 6,299,590, of whom 6,045,893 had already received the second vaccination, and 3,306,370 had the opportunity to receive the third vaccination.

“They have an trump card in their hands, which also hits the delta and omicron variants,” Viktor Orbán spoke on Kossuth radio on Friday, pointing to the importance of vaccines. The prime minister said: despite all this, let us not feel that we are beyond the coronavirus just because we are facing a weaker variant.

Viktor Orbán: The vaccination campaign is successful, everyone pick up the vaccination

The prime minister also spoke about the vaccination action, which he said has been extremely successful in recent months, so there will be a vaccination action day at vaccination points every weekend in January. He also asked everyone to follow the information given by the GPs, as they will have several vaccination days. The Prime Minister thanked the health and law enforcement agencies for the holidays.

Incidentally, the new virus variant of the coronavirus, the first to be identified in South Africa, is spreading at an increasing rate. The omicron variant already accounts for 29 percent of these diseases. Cecília Müller, chief medical officer, said she did not think herd immunity could develop because the pathogen was changing so much that the emphasis should be on individual protection. The number of people who can be infected also depends on the level of vaccination in the country and the health of the population, he added.

As previously reported, Gergely Gulyás, the Minister in charge of the Prime Minister’s Office, announced at the Government Information on Thursday that the protection certificate will be converted into a vaccination certificate from 15 February. As a result, those who have just contracted the infection will no longer be able to get protection, and from now on, three will be needed instead of two. Vaccinations will be checked by examining the QR code.

Vaccination campaigns continue

According to the plans, new vaccination campaigns are expected in Hungary in January at hospital vaccination points and district clinics. Vaccination action at hospital and district vaccination points will be at the following times:

  • January 13-14, 2022, between 2 and 6 p.m.
  • January 15, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • January 20-21, 2022, between 2 and 6 p.m.
  • January 22, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • January 27-28, 2022, between 2 and 6 p.m.
  • January 29, 2022, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

GPs will also continue to be vaccinated at the time of ordering and will be required to vaccinate at least one Friday afternoon and Saturday in January without prior appointment.

If your doctor agrees, you can have more than one but up to four vaccinations. For GPs, the National Chief Medical Officer officially orders vaccination action days, so they are entitled to a separate reimbursement for Saturday vaccination action days.

(Cover image: Zoltán Balogh / MTI)

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