22,699 new COVID cases recorded in Hungary over the weekend

489 people passed away during the weekend due to complications related to COVID-19, while the number of vaccinated people now stands at 6,159,926.

The total number of vaccinated people is 6,159,926, of which 5,867,068 have already received their second vaccination and 2,765,500 have already received their third vaccination. A total of 22,699 new infections have been confirmed in the last three days, bringing the total number of infected persons identified since the beginning of the epidemic to 1,157,568. The 489 deaths in the last three days were mostly elderly, chronic patients, bringing the total number of deaths to 35,611. The number of recovered people continues to increase and now stands at 932,204, while the number of active infected people has risen to 189,753. 7,440 patients with coronavirus are hospitalized, of whom 586 are on ventilators.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 8,666,739 coronavirus tests have been performed in Hungary.

The government has extended the Vaccination Action Week by another week. Hungarians who wish to get vaccinated can do so until 12 December, between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at hospital vaccination points without having to register or book an appointment. Hospitals across the country are expecting increased vaccination capacity, whether for the first, the missed second or the confirmatory third vaccination.

People who have not been vaccinated can arrive at the vaccination point without pre-registration, in which case they will be registered on the spot. Those who arrive without an appointment will be vaccinated on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who have pre-registered and booked an appointment online can avoid waiting.