Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increases to 3,556

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The number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Hungary has increased to 3,556, up 21 compared to yesterday, according to data by government coronavirus information site koronavirus.gov.hu.

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The number of fatalities has increased to 467, after the passing of five more elderly, chronically ill patients.

The number of recoveries has risen to 1,412, up 12 compared to yesterday.

According to the website, there are 1,677 active cases of COVID-19 in the country at the moment. Approximately 45% of these cases are located in Budapest.

The website did not disclose the current number of patients requiring hospitalization or ventilation at this time.

So far, 138,697 tests have been conducted at accredited laboratories. Some 10,394 people are currently in compulsory home quarantine.

Looking at all diagnosed cases until now, Budapest is the most affected area of the entire country, with the number of cases (both active and inactive) reaching 1,689. Pest County continues to be the second most affected, with 486 cases, followed by Fejér County (359 cases).

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