Two COVID-19 patient has died, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by a record number of 916 to 11,825 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu reported on Saturday morning. The almost thousand new cases is the largest single-day increase since the epidemic began to spread.
The number of fatalities stands at 633, and a total of 4,058 people have made a recovery. Currently, there are 7,134 active infections and 282 COVID-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 15 on ventilators. Altogether 25,569 people are in official home quarantine and 529,063 tests have been carried out.
The site warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations. The government closed borders to foreigners from September 1st, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the epidemic.
Most infections, more than 5 thousand cases have been registered in Budapest (5,092), followed by Pest County (1,681) and the counties of Fejér (671), Hajdú-Bihar (437), and Komárom-Esztergom (445). Békés County has the fewest infections (75).
Detailed data on the more than 28,6 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 920,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.
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