Fully 48 Covid patients, generally elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died over the past 24 hours, while 2,623 new infections were officially registered, bringing the total number of infected to 405,646, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
The death toll has risen to 14,347, while 308,650 people have made a recovery. The number of active infections stands at 82,649, while there are 4,489 hospitalised Covid patients, 394 on a ventilator. Altogether 25,589 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests carried out has risen to 3,519,536. Fully 453,457 people have been vaccinated so far, with 201,005 having received the second jab. The government has extended coronavirus-related restrictions until March 1.
Most infections have been registered in Budapest (75,627) and Pest County (51,135) so far, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (23,142), Hajdú-Bihar (22,723) and Győr-Moson-Sopron (22,655). The county least affected by the infection is Tolna (9,081).