In total, 32 healthcare workers have died so far from the coronavirus. To amount to this total, deaths had doubled in the last nine days, and tripled in the last two weeks, tabloid Blikk wrote in reference to Hungarian Medical Chamber’s (MOK) data.
Among the healthcare workers in general, GPs appear to be the most vulnerable: to date, nine of them and one assistant have died due to the infection.
Nurses and paramedics are also extremely exposed to the epidemic, as six from each group lost their lives so far, including two more frontline workers.
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At the moment, there are 181,190 active infections in Hungary; 6,451 people have died, while 7,869 patients are being treated in hospital. According to Semmelweis University rector Béla Merkely, it is rightful to say that the pandemic has reached its plateau in Hungary.
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