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38 PATIENTS DIE, NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS UP BY 989

 

Fully 38 Covid-19 patients have died over the past 24 hours in Hungary – most of them elderly and suffering from an underlying illness – while 989 have been officially diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of registered infections to 48,757, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday. The death toll has risen to 1,211, while 14,637 have made a recovery. There are 32,909 active infections and 1,960 Covid patients being cared for in hospital, 197 on ventilators. Fully 24,780 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests has increased to 910,368. Border controls and restrictions on entry are still in place, and Hungarians have been urged to forego any skiing holidays abroad. Wearing face masks is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, health-care and social-care facilities. Restaurants and entertainment venues must close after 11pm. Also, a ban is in place on visits to hospitals and nursing homes. Temperature measurements are taking place at school gates. Most registered infections are in Budapest (14,889), Pest County (6,244) and the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (3,000), and Borsod-Abaúj-Zempén (2,715), followed by Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County (2,351). Tolna County (504) has the fewest infections.