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Coronavirus: Eleven Patients Die, Number of Active Cases Grows

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.18.

Eleven elderly patients have died in the past 24 hours, all of whom had an underlying illness, bringing the total number of deaths to 462, while the number of registered infections rose by 26 to 3,535, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday morning.

Fully 1,400 patients have made a recovery, while the number of active infections has gone up to 1,673. Currently 568 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital, 46 of whom are on a ventilator. Altogether 10,388 people are in official home quarantine.

Fully 137,243 tests have been carried out.

Budapest has the most registered cases (1,681), followed by Pest County (476) and Fejér County (359). Békés County (11) has the fewest.

Detailed data on the more than 4 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 250,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI