- 21 Dec 2021 6:39 AM
- Hungary Matters
The omicron variant is spreading quickly in several European countries and has been found to be more contagious than previous variants, the NNK said on the government website koronavirus.gov.hu.
It added, however, that there were conflicting reports of the severity of the variant given the lack of clinical data on it.
The NNK urged those who are unvaccinated against Covid to get the jab and those who are vaccinated to also get a booster shot.
Hungary Records 366 Coronavirus Deaths, 10,105 New Infections Over Weekend
Altogether 366 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the weekend, while 10,105 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday.
So far 6,226,399 people have received a first jab, while 5,937,305 have been fully vaccinated. Altogether 3,104,194 Hungarians have received a booster jab.
The number of active infections stands at 141,871, while hospitals are treating 5,537 Covid-19 patients, 503 of whom need respiratory assistance.
Since the first outbreak, 1,228,400 infections have been registered, while the number of fatalities has risen to 37,896.
Fully 1,048,633 people have made a recovery.
There are 33,383 people in official quarantine, while the number of tests taken stands at 9,014,430.