Hungary Becomes a World Leader in Covid Vaccinations

  • 27 May 2021 10:56 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary Becomes a World Leader in Covid Vaccinations
Hungary has overtaken the United States in terms of the percentage of its population who have received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine and has all but caught up with the United Kingdom in full vaccination rate, a foreign ministry official said.

Fully 51.1% of Hungary’s population has received the first vaccine dose, compared with 49.5% in the US, Tamás Menczer, the state secretary for communications and international representation, said in a video posted on Facebook, noting the European Union average first dose vaccination rate of 32.5%.

So far, 32.7% of Hungarians have been fully vaccinated, putting the country just behind the UK, which has a full vaccination rate of 34%, Menczer said.

Meanwhile, the EU average full vaccination rate is 16%, he added.

Covid Update: 28 May - 28 Coronavirus Fatalities, 448 New infections Recorded

Fully 28 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 448 new infections were registered, said on Friday.

So far 5,084,642 people have received a first jab, while 3,445,557 have been fully vaccinated.

The number of active infections has declined to 84,719 while hospitals are treating 999 Covid patients, 121 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 803,567 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 29,682.

Fully 689,166 people have made a recovery.

There are 10,790 people in official quarantine, while 5,786,609 tests have been officially carried out.

MTI Photo: György Varga

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