Budapest – More than 100 people are infected with the novel coronavirus at a home for the elderly in Budapest, Hungary’s Chief Medical Officer has said.
Cecilia Mueller said in Budapest on Thursday that five older people had died of COVID-19, the sometimes deadly lung disease caused by the virus.
“Those infected include residents and carers working at the home,’’ she noted, without providing further details.
According to media reports in the past, there are 500 people living in the nursing home, many of whom suffer from pre-existing health conditions.
Hungary has registered 980 cases of the coronavirus infection and 66 deaths, while 96 people are reported to have recovered from the illness.