So far, there have been 213 fatalities and 287 people have left hospital after recovery. Currently there are 842 people in hospital, 82 of whom require ventilation. Fully 11,172 people are in home quarantine. So far, 50,052 coronavirus tests have been conducted at accredited laboratories. Budapest has the highest number of infections (1,082), followed by Pest County (293) and Fejér county (175).
Meanwhile, Cecília Müller, the chief medical officer, warned during an online news conference that the projection that the virus will peak around May 3 did not mean that the epidemic would end on that day, noting that it was impossible to know how long the plateau would last.
Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó has said Hungary had to prepare for long-term efforts to contain the epidemic. “This challenge will be with us for a long time, so we will have to keep importing protective gear for doctors and nurses,” he said. On Tuesday, four planes delivered 4.9 million face masks, 2 million gloves, 193,000 protective suits and 170,000 test kits from China to Hungary, Szijjártó said.