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Apr 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Number of confirmed cases rises to 1,916

More Hungarian citizens have been diagnosed with COVID-19, bringing the confirmed number of cases in Hungary to 1,916.

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 1,916. 

Another 17 patients with chronic underlying conditions have also died, bringing the total number of deaths to 189, while 250 have recovered from the virus. Of those diagnosed with COVID-19, 784 are being cared for in a hospital, 61 of which are on ventilators.

Due to the increase in the number of patients, hospitals across the country are increasing their bed capacity in preparation for large-scale illness. The number of virus carriers might in fact be higher than those officially diagnosed with COVID-19.

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, to slow down the spread of infection.

People in Budapest particularly should abide by the restrictions, as the capital has the highest number of infected.

According to the current data, coronavirus is the most dangerous for the elderly, so elderly are especially requested to stay at home and ask their relatives or the municipality for help with shopping. 

The government is in the process of inspecting nursing homes, and the institutions’ leaders are being asked to step up their efforts and continuously implement epidemiological measures.

The number of confirmed people infected with the coronavirus in Hungary now stands at 1,916 In compulsory home quarantine: 11,959. Recovered: 250. Deceased: 189.

Only together can we slow down the epidemic and flatten the curve.

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