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Hungary’s daily tally of new COVID-19 cases jumps to 7,883 as Omicron spreads – Metro US

Hungary’s daily tally of new COVID-19 cases jumps to 7,883 as Omicron spreads

Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Budapest
Spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Budapest

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s daily tally of new COVID-19 cases jumped to 7,883 on Wednesday from 5,270 reported a week earlier, but the number of patients treated in hospital declined over the week, the government said.

The government said 29% of the new infections were caused by the new Omicron variant, but some private labs have reported much higher figures.

In Hungary, a country of 10 million, 40,083 people have died of COVID-19. There are 2,758 people coronavirus patients in hospital now, including 257 on ventilators.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than; editing by Jason Neely)

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