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ONE PATIENT DIES, REGISTERED CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS UP BY 118 IN HUNGARY

 

A 74-year-old Covid-19 patient has died, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 118 to 6,257 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning. The number of fatalities has increased to 616, and 3,821 people have made a recovery. There are 1,820 active infections and 96 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, seven on ventilators. Fully 10,124 people are in official home quarantine and 429,942 tests have been carried out. The site warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations. The government has decided to close borders to foreigners starting on September 1, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the epidemic. Under the decision Hungarians returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart. Most infections have been registered in Budapest (2,762), followed by Pest County (886) and the counties of Fejér (432), Komarom-Esztergom (336) and Zala (287). Békés County has the fewest infections (26).