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May 06, 2020

Coronavirus Update: 3,111 confirmed cases in Hungary

More Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Hungary to 3,111.

 

Even more Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Hungary to 3,111. Meanwhile, 759 have so far recovered from the disease.

Hungary is now in the period of cluster infections when the virus spreads via social interaction. The disease can, therefore, be present anywhere. It’s vital for everyone to stay home and observe the recommendations and movement restrictions, especially elderly people, students, and those who have returned from abroad.

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,111. In compulsory home quarantine: 10,628. Recovered: 759. Deceased: 373.

The results show that 63 percent of those infected, 79 percent of the deceased, and 51 percent of those recovered live in Budapest or Pest County. There are currently 964 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 50 of those are on ventilators. The number of deaths in the Pesti út nursing home increased to 40; 296 inhabitants and 26 workers are infected.

Due to the increase in the number of patients, hospitals have prepared for the phase of cluster infections and increased their bed capacity, starting the second phase of healthcare.

It’s still vital for everyone to maintain a distance of 1.5 meters and cover their face in shops and on public transport. It is recommended to stay at home and observe the rules and recommendations, especially elderly people, students, and those who have returned from abroad.

During yesterday’s Operational Group press conference, Róbert Kiss, Lieutenant Colonel of the Hungarian Police Force, reminded those present that the second phase of the defense against the coronavirus has started in Hungary. This means that daily life and the economy can slowly restart in the countryside, although movement restrictions remain in force in Budapest and Pest County.

With the new regulations, police are focusing on social distancing and the wearing of masks in shops and on transport (e.g., buses, taxis) in rural cities. Like Western European countries, “a regulation creating the possibility for electronic monitoring of those in compulsory home quarantine – currently 10,547 people – has been announced in the Hungarian Gazette,” Kiss added.

A call center set up for advice on the coronavirus can be reached on +36-80-277-455 and +36-80-277-456 or by email koronavirus@bm.gov.hu