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Coronavirus: 16 Fatalities, Number of Active Cases Surpasses 20,000

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.10.01.

Sixteen Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 848 to 27,309, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 781, and 6,118 people have made a recovery.

There are 20,410 active infections and 757 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 52 on ventilators.

Altogether 21,930 people are in official home quarantine and 727,649 tests have been carried out.

Proportion of Positive Covid Tests Hikes Hungary Way Above WHO 5% Red Line
Proportion of Positive Covid Tests Hikes Hungary Way Above WHO 5% Red Line

On Tuesday, Chief Medical Officer Cecília Müller said at the daily press conference of the Operative Board responsible for controlling the coronavirus epidemic that there is a positive change in the dynamics of the epidemic as the number of patients infected by the coronavirus stagnates, while the number of tests exceeds 700,000. However, many claim […]Continue reading

The website warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations.

Entry restrictions for travellers from abroad remain in force.

In addition to shops and public transport, wearing a mask is now mandatory in cinemas, theatres, health and social institutions and public offices, and clubs have to close by 11pm to curb the spread of the virus.

The operative body responsible for handling the epidemic response has ordered 3 schools to revert to digital education. Fully 121 classes in otherwise operating schools have also been ordered to work from home, and 29 kindergartens and 5 schools have gone on emergency breaks, the website said.

Detailed data on more than 34 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu