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Coronavirus: New Record Number of Daily Fatalities Registered

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.11.02.

Seventy Covid-19 patients died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 3,581 to 82,780, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday.

The death toll rose to 1,889, while 20,476 people have made a recovery.

There are 60,415 active infections, while 4,417 patients are hospitalised, 313 on ventilators.

Fully 29,750people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 1,097,371.

Hungary Striving to Expand Testing Capacity Amid Spike in New Covid Cases
Hungary Striving to Expand Testing Capacity Amid Spike in New Covid Cases

As the number of new coronavirus cases increase each day, the demand for COVID-19 tests has also risen significantly in recent days. Many argue that the testing capacity has reached its upper limit, and the National Center for Public Health also reported that they cannot perform more than 10-12,000 tests daily. However, Cecília Müller, Chief […]Continue reading

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.

Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned.

Coronavirus: Face Masks to be Made Mandatory at Restaurants, Entertainment Venues
Coronavirus: Face Masks to be Made Mandatory at Restaurants, Entertainment Venues

The Hungarian government is extending face mask requirements to restaurants and entertainment venues from next week, the deputy head of the operative board responsible for handling the coronavirus epidemic said on Thursday. The new regulations enter into effect on November 2, Róbert Kiss told a press conference. Under the new rules, members of the public […]Continue reading

Detailed data on the more than 46 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1,2 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI