- 18 May 2020 8:44 AM
Number of active infected is 1,673 - 568 patients are hospitalized, 46 of them are on ventilators.
The second phase of defense has begun, but this does not mean the end of the epidemic, as the virus continues to spread.
The goal is to gradually restart life according to a strict schedule and continue to avoid an "outbreak."
Therefore, the movement restriction is still in place in Budapest and Pest County, but new rules came into force in the countryside.
The citizens of Budapest are especially asked to abide by the restrictions, as the capital has the highest number of infected.
As the data on the deceased has shown, the coronavirus is the most dangerous for the elderly. Elderly citizens are therefore especially asked to stay at home and request help from their relatives or the municipality with shopping.
Patients treated in hospital: 568
On respiratory machine: 46
In mandatory home quarantine: 10,388
Number of samplings: 137,243
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