COVID-19: Daily deaths at new all-time high

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Due to the long weekend (Easter), Hungary's official government portal reported only 1,933 new daily confirmed COVID-19 cases on Wednesday morning. Officially, this is the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus on Tuesday, but we suspect there's a two-day delay in these reports instead of one. Meanwhile, 311 people have died of coronavirus-related diseases, a new record.
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Local authorities officially diagnosed 1,933 people with coronavirus infection over the past 24 hours (or on Monday), taking the total to 693,676.

Authorities applied 12,201 tests yesterday, compared to between 30,000 and 40,000 a day last week, with a 15.8% positivity rate.

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Daily mortality reached a new all-time high at 311. The previous record was 302 deceased people reported 31 March.

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There are currently 12,202 COVID-19 patients in hospital (+195 d/d), with 1,407 of them on ventilator (-33 d/d).

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To date, 2,536,751 people have received COVID-19 vaccines in Hungary, and 1,005,936 of them have been administered their second dose too. This means 26% of the population got their first and 10% their second jab. More than 100,000 shots were given yesterday, and as PM Viktor Orbán's 2.5 million threshold was reached, stores and services may reopen today (with restrictions).

The vaccination of the elderly remains the top priority. 85% of Hungarians above 65 have already received a vaccine. The priority vaccination of teachers also continues this week.

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