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Coronavirus: One Death, Nine New Infections in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.04.

One Covid-19 patient, aged 77 and suffering from an underlying illness, has died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by nine to 4,553 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.

The number of fatalities increased to 598, while 3,415 people have made a recovery.

There are 540 active infections and 75 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for Covid-19, seven on ventilators.

Fully 7,742 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 348,132.

New restrictions on entering the country came into force on July 12, with the aim of preventing the import of infections from abroad.

Coronavirus: Ukraine Decision to Classify Hungary as High Risk 'Unfounded', says Transcarpathian association
Coronavirus: Ukraine Decision to Classify Hungary as High Risk 'Unfounded', says Transcarpathian association

The decision by Ukrainian health authorities to classify Hungary as a “red” country in terms of the severity of the coronavirus risk is “professionally unfounded and ill-considered”, the board of the Transcarpathian Hungarian Cultural Association (KMKSZ) said on Monday. In a statement, KMKSZ said that in addition to Hungary, Ukraine has also classified Slovakia and […]Continue reading

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.

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.

Detailed data on the almost 18,5 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 690,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu