A 101-year-old patient has died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 563, while registered novel coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by 7 to 4,076, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday morning.
Fully 2,4825 hospitalised patients have made a recovery. The number of active infections stands at 1,028. Forty percent of the active cases, 60 percent of the fatalities and 47 percent of full recoveries are in Budapest, the site said.
Fully 275 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital, 19 of whom are on ventilators.
Altogether 7,707 are in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 235,377.
The government says the aim is to steadily resume normal life based on a strict schedule, and it calls on citizens to follow general precautions.
Budapest (1,932 people) has the highest number of infections,
followed by Pest County (597) and Fejér County (376). Békés County (13) has the lowest number.
Easing coronavirus-related restrictions must be coupled with continued purchases of protective equipment, the foreign minister said on Facebook on Sunday.
Péter Szijjártó said that Hungary had received 2,800 lung ventilators and nearly 8 million face masks during the past week. He quoted WHO figures and said that a daily 100,000 new Covid-19 infections are reported worldwide.
“If the virus is spreading in other parts of the world its return to Europe cannot be excluded,” he said.
“Our job is to prepare the health system for a worst-case scenario, including a possible second wave,” Szijjártó added.
The following are the latest updates on the COVID-19 global confirmed cases in hardest-hit countries by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University at 0500 GMT, June 15.
Country Confirmed Cases