Forty-six Covid-19 patients, mostly elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 2,032 to 52,212, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday. The death toll rose to 1,305, while 15,254 people have made a recovery. There are 35,653 active infections, while 2,132 patients are hospitalised, 197 on ventilators. Fully 24,764 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 935,842.
Border controls and entry restrictions remain in place and citizens have been asked to avoid participating in large events. Wearing face mask is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, as well as in health and social-care facilities. Restaurants and entertainment venues must close at 11pm. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned and temperature measurements are being carried out at school gates. Fully 73 kindergartens and 40 schools are officially under full suspension, while 172 classes and 16 schools are carrying out teaching online. Budapest (15,623) and Pest County (6,565) have the most infections, followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (3,276), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (3,185), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (2,698) and Hajdú-Bihar (2,557). Tolna County has the fewest infections (534).