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Mar 19, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Number of those infected has risen to 73

More Hungarian nationals have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19); as a result, the number of patients diagnosed in Hungary has risen to 73.

The number of patients diagnosed with the coronavirus in Hungary has risen to 73.

Hungary has reached the second stage of the epidemic, the stage of group incidences, when infection spreads in public, upon personal contact.

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said that “in Hungary, too, the virus can be present anywhere”. Therefore, it is very important that the elderly, students and anyone who can should stay at home, and should observe the rules and recommendations.

The number of novel coronavirus patients diagnosed in Hungary has now reached 73, including 9 Iranians, 1 British national, 1 Kazakh national and 62 Hungarians. On Monday, the second Iranian patient to make a full recovery was released from hospital.

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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