COVID-19: Key statistics improve, weekly deaths up 13%

Hungarian authorities diagnosed 11,947 people with SARS-CoV-2 infection over the past week, a 5% week-on-week decrease after an 8% drop. 118 people died of coronavirus-related diseases over the past seven days, versus 104 a week earlier (+13% after a 42% rise). There are 1,597 people with COVID-19 in hospital, 6% fewer than a week ago, and 18 of them are on ventilator, down 44% w/w, which follows no change and a 78% w/w jump. The figures remain extremely volatile.

The table below includes the number of new COVID-19 infections, coronavirus-related deaths, and the number of infected people in hospital and on ventilator for the week up to 27 September, as well as the week-on-week changes for the past four weeks. The closer the colour of the cell is to green, the greater the w/w decline / smaller the w/w growth is (good), while the closer the colour of the cell is to red, the bigger the w/w growth / smaller the w/w drop is (bad).


In any case, here are a few charts about the key indicators that show the main developments in the pandemic since mid-May:


When interpreting the data on the graphs note that the 16 August report contained apparently false data which did not fit into the trend at all.

It's worth putting the weekly changes side by side. Note that the reliability of the data is extremely low, but these are the figures we have to work with. Apart from the mid-August fluke the data are consistent.


The 'On ventilator / In hospital' ratio has been steadily dropping since May, although there was a spike in late August. The ratio has been steadily rising since mid-Sept and reached a week ago, only to rather inexplicably drop to 1.1% by Tuesday.

Vaccination uptake picks up again, 4th doses rule

A total of 5,932 COVID-19 shots have been administered in Hungary over the past seven days, up from 4,824 a week ago, which showed a decrease from 5,318 a week earlier.

The daily average jumped 23% to 847 doses per day after a 9% decline to 689 a week ago.

On the graph below you can find a breakdown of the percentage of basic shots and boosters to the total number of doses administered per week. After two weeks of growth The number of 4th doses administered (4,936) rose by 30% (from 3,807) after an 8% drop a week ago. There was practically no change in the number of 1st doses administered over the past seven days (230), while there was a 24% drop in 2nd doses (260) and a 13% growth in 3rd doses (505).

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