COVID-19: Easing on every front in Hungary

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All key official coronavirus statistics improved over the seven days up to 15 November in Hungary. The uptake of Covid-19 shots rose by a third, but last week's jab stat is mainly guesswork as the official Covid portal skipped a report the week before last.
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As you can see, all key Covid statistics improved over the seven days up to 15 November.

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The daily average of coronavirus-related deaths halved (10) for the last 7 days from 20 three weeks ago.

Here are a few charts about the key indicators that show the main developments in the pandemic since mid-May:

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The 'On ventilator / In hospital' ratio was falling constantly since May, although there was a spike in late August. The ratio has been steadily rising since mid-Sept and reached 1.9% in mid-October, only to rather inexplicably drop to 1.1% after and then jump back to 1.8% and now drop abruptly again to 1.3%. The downward trend remains intact, though.

Vaccination uptake rises

A total of 7,919 COVID-19 shots have been administered in Hungary over the past seven days, up 33% from 5,963 a week ago, although the latter figure was calculated on the basis of a figure provided for a 14-day period (halved actually), so the growth is not accurate.

The daily average rose to 1,131 doses after a sharp drop to 852 per day from 1,248, but that was a fluke (+47% w/w). (Given the even distribution of the number of shots administered between 25 October and 8 November - as the official figures reflect 14-day changes - the change between 1 Nov and 8 Nov does not reflect the actual change, but this is the best we could do.)

The number of 4th doses administered (6,813 or 1,131 per day) shows a 33% w/w increase, and the number of 3rd jabs administered (727 or 104 per day) shows a 55% jump. The daily average of 1st and 2nd shots remains extremely low at 27 each.

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