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Coronavirus: Three Patients Die, Number of Cases Rises by Seven

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.24.

Three patients — with underlying illnesses — have died in the past 24 hours and the number of registered infections has risen by 7 to 4,114, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday morning.

Fully 576 people have died and 2,618 have made a recovery, while the number of active infections stands at 920.

Altogether 3,705 people are in official home quarantine and 261,420 tests have been carried out. A total of 183 coronavirus patients are in hospital, 13 of whom are on ventilators.

Fully 39 percent of active infections, 60 percent of fatalities and 48 percent of recoveries have taken place in Budapest.

Budapest has the highest number of infections registered since the outbreak (1,952), followed by Pest County (609), and the counties of Fejér (376), Komárom-Esztergom (302) and Zala (261). Békés and Tolna counties have the fewest, with 13 each.

The threat of an epidemic has not disappeared and a state of medical preparedness is in effect, the website said. It is compulsory to wear a face mask in shops and on public transport.

Detailed data on the more than 9 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 450,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration Zoltán Balogh/MTI


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