Jun 10, 2020 - Zoltán Kovács

Operational Group: It’s relatively rare, but sometimes the virus does attack young, healthy people

The Operational Group reported that there are only 10 new confirmed coronavirus infections in Hungary. In addition, according to the statistics, Hungary’s infection and death rates are still quite favorable.


As border control at all internal Schengen borders of Hungary has been abolished, “the Police will carry out supervision and checking [only] within Hungary from now on,” Róbert Kiss, lieutenant colonel of the Police, said at today’s Operational Group presser. He added that “starting on Friday, citizens can also enter Hungary from Croatia without compulsory home quarantine.”

Cecília Müller, Hungary’s chief medical officer, reported that with 10 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the number of infections now stands at 4,027. She also reported that “a 37-year-old man who, according to information available so far, had no known underlying conditions, has died due to the coronavirus.” The CMO added that it is relatively rare, but the virus can attack young, healthy people, too, and the disease then escalates very quickly.

Müller said that “there are currently 344 coronavirus patients in the hospital, 20 of whom are on ventilators.” Regarding current statistics, she said that there is no significant change in the data per 100,000 people: the 4,027 positive cases represent 41 infected people per 100,000 inhabitants, while the death rate is 5 per 100,000 inhabitants.