Hungary reports record daily COVID-19 cases in 4th pandemic wave

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BUDAPEST, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Hungary on Wednesday reported a new high of 12,637 COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour span, raising the national total to 1,044,852.

In the past 24 hours, 176 people have died from the disease, taking the toll to 33,519 in the country, while 856,330 have recovered. Currently, 6,840 patients are being treated in hospitals, including 664 on ventilators, figures from the government's coronavirus information website showed.

As of Wednesday, 6,057,367 people have received at least the first shot of a vaccine, while 5,808,536 had two jabs, and more than 2 million got their booster shot, according to the website.

The daily infections peaked while a special vaccination week was ongoing, when people could get inoculated without any prior registration.

"On Monday and Tuesday, a total of nearly 256,000 vaccinations were given, more than 32,000 previously unvaccinated people appeared at the vaccination points for the first vaccination, and nearly 209,000 received the third booster vaccination," said the government.

During a normal week, only about 10,000 people got their jabs each day.

"The Vaccination Week is a great success, we have a lot of people at the vaccination points, people are taking the opportunity and have answered our call," Cecilia Muller, the chief medical officer of Hungary, said in a video message posted on her Facebook page on Tuesday. Enditem

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