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Eight Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 1,070 to 17,990, said on Sunday morning. The number of fatalities stands at 683, and 4,391 people have made a recovery. There are 12,916 active infections and 404 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 32 on ventilators. Altogether 25,583 people are in official home quarantine and 615,999 tests have been carried out.
The website warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations.
A cabinet meeting on September 16 decided to extend entry restrictions for travellers from abroad. In addition to shops and public transport, mask-wearing will be made mandatory in cinemas, theatres, health and social institutions and public offices, and clubs will have to close by 11pm to curb the spread of the virus.
Most infections have been registered in Budapest (7,472), followed by Pest County (2,455) and the counties of Fejér (899), Győr-Moson-Sopron (703), Hajdú-Bihar (694), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (667) and Csongrád-Csanád (666). Békés County has the fewest infections (134).