An elderly Covid-19 patient has died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 301 to 6,923, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning. The number of fatalities has increased to 620, and 3,930 people have made a recovery. There are 2,373 active infections and 100 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, seven on ventilators. Fully 12,608 people are in official home quarantine and 445,047 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 from Sept 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 (3,076), followed by Pest County (987) and the counties of Fejér (452), Komárom-Esztergom (348) and Zala (296). Békés County has the fewest infections (29).