Coronavirus Update: 400,000 People Over 60 Years Not Yet Vaccinated in Hungary Says Virologist

  • 27 Sep 2021 6:32 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Coronavirus Update: 400,000 People Over 60 Years Not Yet Vaccinated in Hungary Says Virologist
There are still 400,000 Hungarians over 60 years of age who have not yet been vaccinated even though those inoculated against the coronavirus are much less likely to get sick and have much milder symptoms, virologist Miklós Rusvai told public news channel M1 on Sunday. .

Rusvai said the current data are roughly the same as a year ago but the number of the inoculated is very low among those treated in hospital, on ventilators or among the fatalities.

The number of infected cases will definitely increase, he added. The vaccine will help ensure that fewer people will go to hospital, need to be put on ventilators or lose their lives as a consequence of the Covid-19 disease.

According to international trends, we are already in the sixth wave worldwide, Rusvai said, and the third wave was the strongest. Since then, the number of new infections and deaths has been decreasing.

In Hungary, too, the third wave was presumably the strongest, and the fourth and subsequent waves are expected to be weaker and weaker.

Hopefully in two years, this virus will also “blend in” with the trend of classic coronaviruses, common cold viruses, he added.

Hungary Records 20 Coronavirus Fatalities, 1183 New Infections

20 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the weekend, while 1183 new infections were registered in the last three days, said on Monday.

So far 5,879,178 people have received a first jab, while 5,630,587 have been fully vaccinated, 714.000 people got their third vaccine by now.

The number of active infections stands at 7,923, while hospitals are treating 478  Covid patients, 71 of whom need respiratory assistance.

Since the first outbreak, 821,261 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 30,171.

Fully 783,167 people have made a recovery.

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