Coronavirus: data stagnate, be careful


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94, mostly elderly, chronic patients have died, and another 1,548 Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with the coronavirus infection, Koronavírus.gov.hu ​​reported on Wednesday. The government portal wrote that the number of infected people in Hungary had increased to 391,170. The number of deaths rose to 13,931 and the number of people recovered fell to 299,989. The hospital cares for 4,014 coronavirus patients, 321 of whom are on ventilators. There are 18,205 people in official home quarantine, the number of samples increased to 3,414,023.
It was written that 348,927 people have been vaccinated so far, 134,824 of whom have already received the second vaccination. According to this week’s plan, vaccination of the oldest registered for vaccination will continue at hospital vaccination sites (with Pfizer and Sputnik vaccines) and GPs will continue to vaccinate chronic patients under 60 years of age (with AstraZeneca vaccine). In addition, vaccination teams will return to several nursing homes, and second-round vaccination of health workers will continue.

It was highlighted that the epidemic has been curbed thanks to the defense, but the data is stagnant, so care must be taken.

The third wave is already underway in several European countries, the British virus mutant is spreading rapidly, infecting more people. The government therefore extended the protection measures until 1 March. The government says restrictions can only be lifted gradually and responsibly, but people will soon be consulted in an online consultation, they said. They also mentioned that, on the proposal of the government, the Parliament started to discuss on Tuesday the extension of the emergency ordered due to the coronavirus epidemic.

The aim is to protect the lives and health of the Hungarian people, as well as to reduce economic damage and preserve jobs, they wrote.

According to the announcement, the government has so far ordered 19.7 million doses of Western vaccines, worth tens of billions of forints, from various manufacturers. With few vaccines coming in from Brussels and slowly, Hungary is doing its best to have enough vaccine to start mass vaccination, they wrote. In addition to Western vaccines, enough Chinese Sinopharm vaccine will be available to vaccinate 2.5 million people over the next four months. The first Chinese shipment containing 550,000 doses of vaccine arrived in Hungary on Tuesday. And from Russia, enough Sputnik vaccine is expected to vaccinate one million people in three months. Of this, the first shipment to vaccinate twenty thousand people arrived in early February.

“Until now and in the future, only vaccines that are effective and safe according to the Hungarian authorities and that are already used in several countries could be placed on the market in Hungary and beyond.


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