Hungary has entered the downward phase of the novel coronavirus epidemic, the country’s chief medical officer said on Thursday, citing data indicating a decline in the number of active cases bar “some modest swings”.
Asked about a possible second wave of the epidemic and its intensity at an online press conference, Cecília Müller said it was highly probable that the epidemic would return in the autumn-winter season.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus epidemic, a total of 3,641 infection cases have been confirmed in Hungary, and the number of active cases is 1,659, she noted.
Of the 43 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, 16 were from Budapest, 10 from Zala County and 8 from Komárom-Esztergom County. The rest were from Pest County and outlying regions.
In Hungary there are 37.3 Covid-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, Müller said, noting “significant differences” among the counties: 98.5 per 100,000 in Budapest, 89.7 in Zala County and 86.9 in Fejér County. In Pest County the figure is 39.1.