Six COVID-19 patient has died, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 809 to 16,920 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu reported on Saturday morning.
The number of fatalities stands at 675, and a total of 4,382 people have made a recovery. Currently, there are 11,863 active infections and 386 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 30 on ventilators. Altogether 28,527 people are in official home quarantine and 604,122 tests have been carried out.
The website warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations.
The government closed borders to foreigners from Sept 1, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the epidemic.
The Budapest municipality tightened regulations on mask-wearing in public places and introduced fines for violators and establishment owners.
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.
Detailed data on the more than 30 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 950,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.
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