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Apr 09, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Virus spreads in Metropolitan Municipality Old People’s Home

Cecília Müller today reported that the coronavirus infection has unfortunately spread in the Metropolitan Municipality Old People’s Home, raising the number of confirmed cases to more than 100, and the number of deaths to five.

Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller has reported that the coronavirus infection has unfortunately spread in the Metropolitan Municipality Old People’s Home, raising the number of confirmed cases to more than 100, and the number of deaths to five.

“Colleagues at the National Public Health and Medical Officer Service are already on site, trying to explore the deficiencies and to stop the spread of the virus,” Müller said, adding that she will also join the team today. “The risk of spreading is very high in closed spaces, including elderly care homes. Everyone is obliged to follow the ordered rules,” she stressed.

The Chief Medical Officer also said that the number of laboratory tests is continuously increasing, and now stands at almost 28,000. “The number of confirmed infections stands at 980, and with eight more people passing away in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths has risen to 66,” she said.

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

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