An elderly patient with an underlying illness died in the past 24 hours and the number of registered novel coronavirus infections has risen by 4 to 4,127, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning. Fully 578 people have died and 2,663 have made a recovery, while the number of active infections stands at 886. Altogether 2,801 people are in official home quarantine and 267,056 tests have been carried out. A total of 179 coronavirus patients are in hospital, 13 of whom are on ventilators. Fully 38% of active infections, 60% of fatalities and 48% of recoveries have taken place in Budapest.
The threat of an epidemic has not disappeared and a state of medical preparedness is in effect, the website said. It is compulsory to wear a face mask in shops and on public transport.
Budapest has the highest number of infections (1,959), followed by Pest County (615), and the counties of Fejér (376), Komárom-Esztergom (305) and Zala (261). Békés and Tolna counties have the fewest, with 13 each.