Omicron Now Dominant Coronavirus Variant in Hungary

  • 20 Jan 2022 8:25 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Omicron Now Dominant Coronavirus Variant in Hungary
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus now accounts for 87% of infections in Hungary, according to the chief medical officer.

Those most at risk of severe illness from the virus are still the unvaccinated, Cecília Müller said in a video message published on the government’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

She urged everyone over the age of 12 who received their second Covid vaccine dose over four months ago to get a booster shot as well.

Müller noted that Hungarians can continue to get jabs without registration on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Hungary Records 14,890 New Coronavirus Infections, 85 Deaths

Altogether 85 patients died of a Covid-related illness over the past 24 hours, while 14,890 new coronavirus infections were registered, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.

So far 6,322,905 people have received a first jab, while 6,066,056 have been double-jabbed.

Fully 3,430,445 Hungarians have received a booster shot.

The website said the omicron variant was spreading rapidly.

The number of active infections has risen to 147,573, while hospitals are treating 2,645 Covid-19 patients, 208 of whom are intubated on a ventilator.

Since the first outbreak, 1,369,974 have been registered with the virus, while 40,686 deaths have been recorded.

Fully 1,181,715 people have made a recovery.

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