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Coronavirus – One Patient Dies, One New Infection Registered in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.18.

An elderly patient with underlying illnesses has died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 568, while registered coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by one to 4,079, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning.

Fully 2,564 hospitalised patients have made a recovery. The number of active infections has dropped to 947. Thirty-nine percent of the active cases, 60 percent of the fatalities and 48 percent of full recoveries are in Budapest, the site said.

Fully 199 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital, 15 of whom are on ventilators.

Altogether 7,092 are in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 245,598.

Parliament on Tuesday voted to lift the state of emergency related to the coronavirus epidemic and created the legal basis for maintaining a state of epidemiological preparedness with restrictions lifted or eased.

Budapest (1,934 people) has the highest number of infections, followed by Pest County (597) and Fejér County (376). Békés County (13) has the lowest number.

Detailed data on the more than 8 million confirmed cases worldwide and the more than 450,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

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