Sixty-three Covid-19 patients, mostly elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections went up by 2,079 to 63,642, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday. The death toll rose to 1,535, while 16,446 people have made a recovery. There are 45,461 active infections, while 2,891 patients are hospitalised, 243 on ventilators. Fully 27,050 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 1,002,093.
Border controls and entry restrictions remain in place and citizens have been asked to avoid participating in large events. Wearing a face mask is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, as well as in health and social-care facilities and at open-air events, including sports events. Restaurants and entertainment venues must close at 11pm. Schools are in an autumn break during which the facilities are undergoing disinfection, the portal said. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned.
Budapest (17,781) and Pest County (7,971) have the most infections, followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (3,912), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (4,014), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (3,322) and Hajdú-Bihar (3,082) and Csongrád-Csanád (2,794). Tolna County has the fewest infections (638).