They were barely tested on Easter and reported relatively few casualties, but vaccinations also progressed well over the holidays.

Coronavirus – second year

It has been more than a year since the Chinese authorities reported the appearance of a new virus that is spreading rapidly by the WHO. Since then, there has hardly been a person in the world who has not heard the term Covid-19, and more and more people are mourning a relative or friend with whom the new disease ended while existences have been declining for weeks and our entire lives have been rewritten by epidemics. So far, the vaccines have been completed, which in turn raises not only hope, but also many questions, not only stopping the virus, but also threatening a new mutation. Details of this fight can be found in our series of articles.

The number of coronavirus victims in Hungary has increased by 170. Together with them, 22,098 people have already died from complications of the virus. The last time in less than a day was recorded on March 16, but then it was a national holiday, this time Easter the day before, which means that it is worth waiting a few more days to see that it is not just daily oscillations in the data that caused greater decline.

It is clear that the testing was seriously postponed until Easter: this time, only 11,194 new tests were added to the statistics, which is the lowest since February 22. Thus, only 1,890 new infections were diagnosed, also the lowest since February 22. The positive rate of 16.9 percent is still the best since March 7, but it is still much higher than the 5 percent below which the World Health Organization recommends a correct picture of the spread of the epidemic. And the good news seems to be that the number of new infections is lower for the eleventh day in a row than on the same day last week.

The hospital cares for 12,007 people, 201 more than a day ago. Their numbers are rising again for the third day in a row since last week’s fall, but more than 500 people are still missing from where they started falling in late March. 1440 of them are on fans, 11 less than the day before.

The slower administration on Easter is also reflected in the number of healers: this time only 484 people were classified as cured. Thus the number of active cases increased by 1,236 to 251,077, never so high since the onset of the outbreak.

Fortunately, vaccinations were not stopped during the holidays: 69,747 people were vaccinated yesterday, a total of 2,432,313, which means that if we continue like this, today we can reach the limit of 2.5 million, from where the first steps of reopening could begin, but if not today , then surely tomorrow. The number of those who had already received both doses increased to 9,873, to 922,886.


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