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Shocking Number of Coronavirus Deaths Registered in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.27.

Sixty-three Covid-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 2,079 to 63,642, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.

The death toll rose to 1,535, while 16,646 people have made a recovery. There are 45,461 active infections, while 2,891 patients are hospitalised, 243 on ventilators.

Fully 27,050 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 1,002,093.

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COVID-19: Health Experts Urge Tightening Measures to Stop Epidemic Spreading 'Uncontrollably' in Hungary

Hungarian television channel ATV has recently asked two well-known experts about the Hungarian epidemic protection measures, both of whom said that the government’s measures are insufficient. According to toxicologist Gábor Zacher, epidemic management is currently a political issue in Hungary, while infectologist Erzsébet Pusztai said that currently, the epidemic is spreading uncontrollably in Hungary. Infectologist […]Continue reading

Border controls and entry restrictions remain in place and citizens have been asked to avoid participating in large events.

Wearing a face mask is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, as well as in health and social-care facilities and at open-air events, including sports events. Restaurants and entertainment venues must close at 11pm.

Schools are in an autumn break during which the institutions are undergoing disinfection, the portal said.

Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned.

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A 75-year-old woman, the first Covid-19 patient treated with remdesivir produced in Hungary, has been released from hospital, the Budapest Semmelweis University announced on Monday. The diabetic patient admitted to hospital with serious pneumonia on October 14 immediately received a combined therapy including remdesivir, the university said, adding that the therapy had significantly improved her […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 43 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1,1 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

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