A further 11 people, all of whom were elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, have died, bringing the total number of Covid-19 deaths to 291, while the number of registered infections in Hungary has risen by 66 to 2,649, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.
Fully 516 people who were hospitalised have recovered, while
976 patients are being treated, 49 of whom are on ventilators.
With the rise in the number of patients, hospitals across the country are increasing their bed capacity in preparation for the phase of mass illness.
Currently 9,889 people in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 67,172.
Budapest has the most infections (1,305), followed by Pest County (358) and Féjer county (265).
Békés and Vas counties have the fewest infections in Hungary, with 14 each.
An airplane from China delivered 458 ventilators to Budapest on Monday, along with 25,000 test kits for the novel coronavirus, Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó said in a Facebook post.
The plane from the city of Nanjing in eastern China has brought the largest supply of ventilators yet, Szijjártó said.
Equipment for the protection efforts against the pandemic will continue to flow into Hungary throughout the week, Szijjártó added.
In the same video, state secretary Levente Magyar said the ventilators would be transported straight to the hospitals. Hundreds of further ventilators are expected to arrive this week, he said.
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