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Coronavirus – Confirmed Cases Reach 408, Two More Patients Dead

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.29.

The number of people confirmed to be infected with novel coronavirus in Hungary has grown to 408, with more Hungarian citizens having tested positive, and two more patients have died, the government website koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday.

So far, thirteen people have died from the virus, the website said.

Of the 408 confirmed cases in the country, 394 are Hungarians, 10 are Iranian, 2 are British, one is Kazakh, another Vietnamese, the website added.

The number of people confirmed as having recovered from the virus has remained unchanged from Friday at 34, it said. Altogether 71 people are in quarantine in hospital and a total of 12,148 test samples have been taken.

The epidemic in Hungary is at the stage of group infections spread in communities, the website said. Infected people can be found everywhere in the country and anyone could be already infected, it added.

Coronavirus: Curfew Restrictions Take Effect

The website said the real number of infected people who can spread the virus is significantly higher than the number of those already identified. In order to slow down mass infections, it is important that the elderly, students, people returning from abroad and everyone who can should stay at home, obey the regulations and recommendations and respect the new restrictions that came in force on Saturday, it added.

featured image: illustration; via MTI/Márton Mónus