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May 07, 2020

Coronavirus Update: 3,150 confirmed cases in Hungary

More Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Hungary to 3,150.

Even more Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Hungary to 3,150. Meanwhile, 801 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 results show that 63 percent of those infected, 79 percent of the deceased, and 52 percent of those recovered live in Budapest or Pest County. There are currently 968 patients hospitalized with the coronavirus, 50 of those are on ventilators. The total number of active Covid-19 cases is 1,966.

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 3,150. In compulsory home quarantine: 10,956. Recovered: 801. Deceased: 383.

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, confirmed that nine out of 10 coronavirus-related fatalities during the last 24 hours have occurred in Budapest and the surrounding area. Kiss said that they are monitoring the new measures, introduced on Monday, and found that strict restrictions still need to be maintained in the capital.

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