Fully 55 patients, mostly elderly with an underlying illness, have died over the past 24 hours, while 5,162 new coronavirus infections have been registered, bringing the total number of infections since the outbreak in the spring to 114,778, koronavirus.gov.hu said. The death toll has risen to 2,493, while 26,161 have made a recovery. There are 86,134 active infections and 6,061 hospitalised patients, 415 on a ventilator. Fully 36,356 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 1,225,399.
The government has restored the “special legal order”, allowing it to take fast action.
So far most people have been registered in Budapest (28,722) and Pest County (14,851), followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (8,048), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (6,836) and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (6,015). Tolna County has the fewest infections (1,379).