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Extemely High Number of New COVID Cases Registered in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.25.

A total of 35 COVID-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 3,149 to 59,247, the official coronavirus information website, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday.

With the new fatalities, the death toll rose to 1,425, while 16,242 people have made a recovery.

There are 41,580 active infections, out of which 2,449 patients are hospitalised and 221 needs ventilator treatment.

Fully 27,883 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 980,373.

New Type of Rapid Coronavirus Tests Already in Use by Paramedics
New Type of Rapid Coronavirus Tests Already in Use by Paramedics

Paramedics are already using the so-called antigen rapid tests to detect the new coronavirus, which works with 97% efficiency, Gábor Csató, Director General of the National Ambulance Service (OMSZ), said this morning on state television channel M1. Thus, the testing capacity of the country can be expanded. It has been noticeable for weeks that the […]Continue reading

Border controls and entry restrictions remain in place and citizens have been asked to avoid participating in large events. Wearing face mask is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, as well as in health and social-care facilities.

Coronavirus: Mask Wearing Mandatory at Open-air Events
Coronavirus: Mask Wearing Mandatory at Open-air Events

Wearing masks has become mandatory at open-air events, including sports events, in line with a government decree published in the official gazette Magyar Közlöny on Thursday evening. Those that don’t observe the new regulations will be fined, including event organisers. The government’s decision came as sudden and unexpected, as only a few hours prior to […]Continue reading

Restaurants and entertainment venues must close at 11pm. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned and temperature measurements are being carried out at school gates.

Coronavirus: Chief Epidemiologist Expects Rapid Increase in Hospitalisations
Coronavirus: Chief Epidemiologist Expects Rapid Increase in Hospitalisations

The progressive rise in the average age of coronavirus patients means that more and more people can be expected to require hospital treatment and intensive care, János Szlávik, Hungary’s chief epidemiologist said on Saturday. Wearing face masks and disinfection remain the cornerstones of slowing the spread of COVID-19, János Szlávik of the Budapest South Pest […]Continue reading

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

Featured photo illustration by Tamás Kovács/MTI