COVID-19: New cases down, hospitalisation, ventilation stats worsen in Hungary

The number of people diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection has dropped 8%, according to weekly data published in Hungary on Wednesday, which also showed a 16% fall in the number of Covid-related fatalities over the previous week. However, there are more people with coronavirus infection in hospital and on ventilator.
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After improvement in Covid statistics across the board last week, the number of hospitalised COVID-19 patients and those on ventilator has increased on the week up to 22 November.


The daily average of coronavirus-related deaths went down to 9 for the last 7 days from 10 a week ago and 20 a month ago.

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


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 drop abruptly again to 1.3% the week before last. Now it's up slightly at 1.4%. The downward trend remains intact, though.

Vaccination uptake dwindles

A total of 6,924 COVID-19 shots have been administered in Hungary over the past seven days, down 13% from 7,919 a week ago.

The daily average dropped to 989 doses after a 33% increase to 1,131 per day.

The number of 4th doses administered (5.874 or 839 per day) shows a 14% w/w drop, and the number of 3rd jabs administered (580 or 83 per day) shows a 20% decline after a 55% jump on the preceding week. The daily average of 1st and 2nd shots was 34 and 33, respectively, reaching a total of 238 and 232 over the seven days up to 22 Nov.

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