Over 900 residents of elderly care homes in Hungary have so far contracted the novel coronavirus, and 140 of them have died, the koronavirus.gov.hu website said.
The virus has been identified in 13 Budapest and 20 countryside care homes since its emergence in March, it said.
Eight of the Budapest homes with infections are operated by the municipality.
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The elderly care home with the most infections is in Budapest’s 17th district, on Pesti Road. Of the 312 residents and 26 employees diagnosed with the disease, 55 have died and 267 recovered so far, the website noted.
The operative board responsible for coordinating the virus response, and Hungary’s epidemiology authority, are monitoring homes for the elderly continually, the website said. Data so far show that the number of infections is stagnating. Should the numbers spike again, the authorities will immediately take action, it added.
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