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Coronavirus: 13 New Fatalities, Total of 3,213 Registered Cases in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.09.

The number of patients confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus in Hungary has increased by 35 to 3,213 in the last 24 hours, while another 13 new deaths were reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 405, according to koronavirus.gov.hu, the official government information website for the epidemic.

Yesterday, the number of those infected was 3,178. According to the government website, the total number of those recovered has reached 904. Currently, there are 1,132 coronavirus patients being treated with the disease in hospital, 74 of whom requires ventilator treatment.

A total of 10 927 people are in official home quarantine and the authorities have taken 103 258 samples. The majority of cases were reported from Budapest, with 1,562 positive cases, and the neighbouring Pest county (424). These areas are followed by Fejér county (317) and Komárom-Esztergom County (166). The smallest numbers were reported from Vas (14) and Heves county (16).

The website also noted that Hungary is currently in the second phase of the fight against coronavirus, when the restrictions are lifted in the countryside, while in the most affected areas, Budapest and Pest county, the restrictions are still in force.

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However, the website warns that this is not the end of the epidemic, as the virus continues to spread. The goal of the operative board and the government is to gradually restart life according to a strict schedule and continue to avoid the mass spread of the epidemic.

Therefore, it is at utmost importance to comply with the recommendations and rules, and to increase the protection of the elderly and the chronically ill. Across the country, it is still important to maintain a protective distance of 1,5 meters and to cover the face in shops and public transport either with face masks or scarves.

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.

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