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Deaths, infections on the decline

New shipment of Sinopharm vaccines arrives in Hungary

A new shipment of the Sinopharm vaccine, 1.2 million doses in all, arrived in Hungary on Sunday, according to Peter Szijjarto, the foreign minister.

With the latest delivery, Hungary’s has received a total of 4.5 million doses of Sinopharm.

Szijjarto said Hungary was grateful to China for making the delivery over two weeks in advance of the May 31 deadline.

“Certainly, every day counts,” he said.

So far 6.5 million vaccine doses “from the East” have arrived in Hungary, he said, adding that without them the current number of recipients of jabs would not have reached 4.6 million.

The minister noted that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved the Sinopharm vaccine. “Everyone can rest assured of this vaccine’s efficacy and safety.”

Deaths, infections on the decline

Fully 61 patients, generally elderly with co-morbidities, died over the past 24 hours, while 718 new infections were registered, said on Sunday.

So far 4,600,012 people have received a first jab, while 2,701,789 have been fully vaccinated.

The number of active infections has declined to 143,884, while hospitals are treating 2,270 Covid patients, 261 of whom need respiratory assistance.

There are 17,043 people in official quarantine, while 5,638,662 tests have been officially carried out.

Since the first outbreak, 798,147 infections have been registered, while fatalities have risen to 29,175. Fully 625,088 people have made a recovery.

So far, most infections have been registered in Budapest and Pest County, followed by the counties of Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Gyor-Moson-Sopron and Hajdu-Bihar.

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