COVID-19 in Hungary: 1160 new cases on Sunday - Portfolio English Edition

by portfolio.hu 02/08/2021

Hungarian authorities confirmed 1,160 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases on Sunday, increasing the total since last March to 377,655. The death toll rose to 13,155 after the disease claimed the lives of 65, mostly elderly or chronic, patients, the official government website said.


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Experts have warned that schools must be reopened with caution, amid emerging evidence from Israel and Italy that more young children are being infected with new variants of covid-19. Paediatricians in Israel, which has surged ahead in vaccinating its adult population, reported a sharp rise in covid-19 infections among young people, with more than 50 000 children and teens testing positive in January—more than Israel saw in any month during the first and second waves. Yuli Edelstein, health minister, told the Jerusalem Post , “We got a letter from the Israeli Association of Paediatrics that says they are very worried about the rate of disease in …

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According to data published by Prof. Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute on Monday regarding deaths from the coronavirus in Israel, 1 in 100 people over the age of 60 in the chareidi sector has died. In the Arab sector 1 in 140 people had died while in the general sector, 1 in 350 people over the age of 60 died. 93%

India was on the same skyrocketing COVID-19 infection rate pathway as the United States. But then something remarkable happened, says surgeon and public health expert Dr. Atul Gawande. Masking went way up, and infection rates plummeted. And in Israel, Dr. Gawande estimates that enough of the population has already been vaccinated to meaningfully bring down infection and hospitalization rates.