Two elderly patients have died in the past 24 hours, with an underlying illness, bringing the total number of Covid-19 fatalities to 548, while registered novel coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by 6 to 4,014, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday morning.
Fully 2,284 hospitalised patients have made a recovery. The number of active infections stands at 1,182. Forty-one percent of the active cases, 60 percent of the fatalities and 48 percent of full recoveries are in Budapest, the site said.
Fully 385 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital, 21 of whom are on ventilators.
Altogether 9,665 are in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 210,749.
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 (1,906 people) has the highest number of infections, followed by Pest County (584), Fejér County (374) and Komárom-Esztergom (283). Békés County (11) has the lowest number.
Hungary received yet another large supply of protective equipment from China for fighting the coronavirus epidemic, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó said on Sunday.
“There is a serious debate among professionals about how the virus will evolve in the future, what the lifting of the restrictive measures will bring,” Szijjártó said in a video message posted on his Facebook.
“In any case, we must be prepared for the worst-case scenario,”
he said, adding that several aircraft had delivered 1,800 ventilators and 1.8 million masks to Hungary during the week.
“It is important that the air bridge between China and Hungary continue to operate, as we need to be equipped for a long-term defense,” the minister concluded.
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 8.
Country Confirmed Cases