Another 14 elderly patients suffering from chronic diseases have died in Hungary and the number of registered novel coronavirus infections has risen by 116 to 2,284, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning. So far, there have been 239 fatalities and 390 people have left hospital after recovery.
There are 850 people in hospital, 61 of whom are treated on ventilators.
Fully 10,942 people are in home quarantine. So far, 55,390 coronavirus tests have been conducted at accredited laboratories.
Budapest has the highest number of infections (1,173), followed by Pest County (317) and Fejér county (213).
Meanwhile, Hungary on Thursday took delivery of 1.5 million face masks, 1 million coronavirus test kits, 70 ventilators and hundreds of parts needed for running them, the foreign minister told MTI. The shipments were transported in three planes and two lorries, Péter Szijjártó said. The minister praised the efforts of Hungary’s health-care staff in containing the virus in the country, saying that the government had a responsibility to keep supplying them with the equipment they need to perform their jobs. The volume of deliveries from China is expected to remain around these levels over the coming weeks and months, he said.