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Coronavirus: 204 Residents Infected in Pesti Road Elderly Care Home, says Chief medical officer

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.04.14.

Fully 204 residents of an elderly care home run by the municipality of Budapest have been infected by novel coronavirus, the chief medical officer told an online press briefing on Tuesday. Ten of the residents of the Pesti Road care home have died, Cecília Müller said.

Meanwhile, Müller said the various drugs used around the world to treat coronavirus patients are available in Hungary too.

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She welcomed the 122 Covid-19 recoveries in Hungary and the recent release from intensive care of nine patients who no longer need to be on ventilators. “This is a very great achievement,” she said, thanking health-care staff for their efforts.

Meanwhile, police officers took action against 4,692 people over the Easter holiday for breaching restrictive regulations. Tibor Lakatos, head of the emergency centre set up by the operative board coordinating the response to the epidemic, told the same press conference that police raised charges against 69 people for gathering in groups on the southern shores of Lake Balaton.

Featured photo by Márton Mónus/MTI