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Record High Number of New Coronavirus Cases Registered in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.22.

Fully 46 Covid-19 patients have died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 2032 have been officially diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of registered infections to 52,212, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday.

The death toll has risen to 1,305, while 15,254 have made a recovery.

There are 35,653 active infections and 2,132 Covid patients being cared for in hospital, 197 on ventilators.

Fully 24,764 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests has increased to 935,842.

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 restrictions on entry are still in place, and Hungarians have been urged to forego any skiing holidays abroad.

Wearing face masks is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, health-care and social-care facilities. Restaurants and entertainment venues must close after 11pm.

Also, a ban is in place on visits to hospitals and nursing homes.

Free Flu Shot Available in Hungary
Free Flu Shot Available in Hungary

Yesterday, the flu vaccine was made available free of charge to everyone from their GP. To promote vaccination, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán also posted a video on Facebook where he can be seen getting a flu shot. Meanwhile, some are worried that due to the high demand many will be left without free vaccines. Authorities […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 41 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1,1 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI