The number of patients confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus in Hungary was increased to 678 in the last 24 hours, with another six new deaths reported, according to koronavirus.gov.hu, the official government information website for the epidemic.
Yesterday, the number of those infected was 623. So far, 32 people have died from COVID-19 and 58 have recovered. Currently, a total of 11,399 people are in home quarantine and the authorities have taken 19,424 samples. Five of the patients who died during the past 24 hours were elderly suffering from chronic diseases, the website said.
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The majority of cases were reported from Budapest (291 positive patients) and the neighbouring Pest county in Central Hungary (134). The smallest number was reported from Heves county with 3 cases.
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The website also noted that Hungary is currently in the phase of group infections when the virus spreads in communities, through personal contacts. They also warns that the number of people carrying and communicating the virus may be significantly higher than the number of confirmed cases.
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