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May 14, 2020

Coronavirus Update: CMO says the epidemic is declining in Hungary

Taking into account the new figures, the CMO said today that “we have now reached a static stage; the epidemic is declining in Hungary.”

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller reported today that the number of 39 new confirmed cases in Hungary fits the trend of the last week. ”The number of active infections is declining and has now dropped to 1,775,” she said.

“59 percent of those infected, 79 percent of the dead, and 59 percent of those recovered were from Budapest or Pest County while 658 coronavirus patients are hospitalized and 49 are on ventilators,” Müller said, adding that “there is a significant increase in the number of laboratory tests, which has already reached a total of 123,258.”

Taking into account the new figures, the CMO said “we have now reached a static stage; the epidemic is declining in Hungary.”

Meanwhile, on Thursday, another shipment of protective equipment will arrive at 29 hospitals, elderly homes and the ambulance service.

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