Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said Hungary is in “the most critical” period of its management of the coronavirus pandemic, with the country registering record caseload and deaths each day.
According to MTI, the CMO said health authorities are doing all they can to bring down the death rate. She noted that Hungary saw a record 195 Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday. Meanwhile, hospitals are close to reaching full capacity, with 10,284 Covid patients hospitalized, 1,128 of them on ventilators.
The CMO urged the public to observe hygiene regulations and get vaccinated. “There’s no time to wait; there’s nothing to wait for,” she said, emphasizing that all five vaccines in use in Hungary were effective in preventing serious complications from the disease. Müller said the number of new daily Covid cases was expected to keep rising “for the next 1-2 weeks”.
Photo credit: koronavirus.gov.hu