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ONE PATIENT DIES, REGISTERED CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS UP BY 459 IN HUNGARY

 

A 82-year-old Covid-19 patient has died and the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 459 to 7,382 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said. The number of fatalities has increased to 621, and 3,944 people have made a recovery. There are 2,817 active infections and 120 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, eight on ventilators. 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 (3,262), followed by Pest County (1,054) and the counties of Fejér (463), Komárom-Esztergom (352) and Zala (302). Békés County has the fewest infections (33).