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Two Patients Die, Five New Infections Registered in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.06.20.

Two elderly patients with underlying illnesses have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 570, while registered coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by 5 to 4,086, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday morning.

Fully 2,585 patients have made a full recovery, while there are 931 active infections and 186 patients being treated in hospital, 15 of whom are on ventilators. Altogether, 3,944 are in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 253,100.

Thirty-nine percent of the active cases, 60 percent of the fatalities and 48 percent of full recoveries have taken place in Budapest, the site said.

Most of the registered infections are in Budapest (1,939), followed by Pest County (600), and the counties of Fejér (376), Komárom-Esztergom (301) and Zala (260). Békés and Tolna counties have the fewest cases (13 each).

Whereas the state of emergency has been declared over, medical preparedness measures have come into effect.

While it is still compulsory to wear a face mask in shops and on public transport, separate shopping times for the over 65s has ended. Shops, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, theaters, swimming pools, spas can open without restrictions. But entertainment involving music and dance involving more than 500 is still outlawed.

The operative board is still up and running and ready to deploy special units to combat any infection hotspots.

Hungarian citizens returning to Hungary will no longer have to enter into home quarantine. Further, the travel ban on health staff, law enforcement officers, soldiers and government officials has been lifted.

Detailed data on the more than 8,5 million confirmed cases worldwide and the more than 450,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu