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Coronavirus: 38 Fatalities, Infections Up 1820 in Last 24 Hours

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.24.

A total of 38 COVID-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 1860 to 56,098, the official coronavirus information website, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday.

With the new fatalities, the death toll rose to 1,390, while 16,007 people have made a recovery. There are 38,701 active infections, out of which 2,245 patients are hospitalised and 205 needs ventilator treatment. Fully 27,859 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 961,441.

New Type of Rapid Coronavirus Tests Already in Use by Paramedics
New Type of Rapid Coronavirus Tests Already in Use by Paramedics

Paramedics are already using the so-called antigen rapid tests to detect the new coronavirus, which works with 97% efficiency, Gábor Csató, Director General of the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ), said this morning on state television channel M1. Thus, the testing capacity of the country can be expanded. It has been noticeable for weeks that the […]Continue reading

Border controls and entry restrictions remain in place and citizens have been asked to avoid participating in large events. Wearing face mask is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, as well as in health and social-care facilities.

Coronavirus: Mask Wearing Mandatory at Open-air Events
Coronavirus: Mask Wearing Mandatory at Open-air Events

Wearing masks has become mandatory at open-air events, including sports events, in line with a government decree published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny on Thursday evening. Those that don’t observe the new regulations will be fined, including event organisers. The government’s decision came as sudden and unexpected, as only a few hours prior to […]Continue reading

Restaurants and entertainment venues must close at 11pm. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned and temperature measurements are being carried out at school gates.

Nyíregyháza Hospital Director Treated for Coronavirus Dies
Nyíregyháza Hospital Director Treated for Coronavirus Dies

On Wednesday, Gusztáv Adorján, Director General of the Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, died after contracting the coronavirus. The news was confirmed by Éva Vitkai, spokesperson for the hospital. Gusztáv Adorján was transported to Budapest in early October because he needed hospital treatment due to his coronavirus infection, and his condition became severe. […]Continue reading

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (16,472), followed by Pest County (6,998) and the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (3,511), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (3,275), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (2,851), Hajdú-Bihar (2,767), and Csongrád-Csanád (2,456). Tolna (580) and Békés (843) counties have the fewest infections.

Detailed data on the more than 42,5 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1,1 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

featured photo: János Vajda/MTI