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Coronavirus: 5 Patients Die, Number of Active Cases Slightly Rises

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.05.19.

Altogether five patients have died in the past 24 hours, all of whom were elderly and had underlying illnesses, bringing the total number of fatalities to 467, while the number of registered novel coronavirus infections in Hungary increased by 21 to 3,556, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.

Fully 1,412 hospitalised patients have made a recovery, while the number of active infections has gone up to 1,677.

10,394 are officially in home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 138,697.

The website said Hungary is in the second phase and the virus was still spreading. The aim now, however, was to gradually resume normal living in line with a strict schedule, it added.

Budapest has the most registered infections (1,689 people), followed by Pest County (486) and Fejér County (359). Békés County (11) has the fewest infections in Hungary.

Detailed data on the more than 4 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 250,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu