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Coronavirus: Registered Infections in Hungary Increase by 15

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.11.

The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 15 to 4,746 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.

The number of fatalities remains unchanged at 605, while 3,527 people have made a recovery. There are 614 active infections and 62 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for COVID-19, five on ventilators. Fully 7,492 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 363,459.

New restrictions on entering the country came into force on July 12, with the aim of preventing the import of infections from abroad. Foreign countries have been classed into three categories: red, yellow, green. The authorities are screening arrivals and taking action based on the severity of the infection rate in each country. This can include ordering home quarantine for 14 days and compulsory testing. The government and the chief medical officer review the classification of the countries on a weekly basis.

Gov't Plans to Reclassify Countries due to 'Dramatic Covid Figures' across Europe
Gov't Plans to Reclassify Countries due to 'Dramatic Covid Figures' across Europe

The government asks Hungarians to exercise caution when travelling abroad, even if the countries concerned are classified as low-risk regarding coronavirus infections, Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office, told a regular press briefing on Thursday. Gulyás said travelling to Austria, Croatia, Slovakia and Slovenia was relatively risk-free. Other European countries, except the […]Continue reading

To avoid a flare-up of the epidemic, the government has cancelled the celebrations that draw large crowds on the August 20 national holiday, including the fireworks and the air show. The ban on gatherings of more than 500 people has been extended beyond August 15. As a general rule people must wear a face mask in shops and in public transport.

Mass Event Restrictions to Remain in Place After August 15th
Mass Event Restrictions to Remain in Place After August 15th

The government’s aim is to prevent a second wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic and has decided to maintain the current level of restrictions, said Gergely Gulyás, the head of the Prime Minister’s Office. In April, the government announced that events larger than 500 people cannot be held until August 15th. A number of concerts […]Continue reading

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (2,100), followed by Pest County (706) and the counties of Fejér (382), Komárom-Esztergom (315) and Zala (265). Békés and Tolna counties have the fewest infections (18 each).

Detailed data on the more than 20 million confirmed cases worldwide and almost 740,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

featured photo: Tamás Sóki/MTI