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Coronavirus: Number of Confirmed Cases Reaches 50

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.03.17.

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Hungary reached 50, the koronavirus.gov.hu website said on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, 39 people were diagnosed with Covid-19.

Of the confirmed cases, 39 are Hungarian, 9 are Iranian, one is British and one Kazakh, the official website for disseminating information on the new coronavirus said.

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Late on Monday, the website reported that a second patient treated with Covid-19 has recovered. The Iranian citizen in question has been discharged from hospital.

One patient has died and two have recovered so far.

A total of 1,587 tests have been conducted in Hungary, while 137 people are currently being held under observation in isolation, the website said. A search for possible contacts of the new patients is under way.

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At a Monday press conference, chief medical officer Cecília Müller said the epidemic has entered a new phase, appearing in clusters rather than in individual cases or small communities.

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