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New Record Again: 510 New Cases Registered in 24 Hours

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.05.

The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 510 to 7,892 over the past 24 hours, and three patients have died, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday morning.

This is yet again a new daily record. During the spring wave, the highest number of new infections registered in 24 hours was 210. In the past days, new records were set multiple times. First on August 30 with 292 new cases, then on September 2 with 365 new cases, then on September 3 with 459 new cases.

There are 3,316 active cases in Hungary, which is also a new record, again.

The number of fatalities has increased to 624, and 3,952 people have made a recovery.

139 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for Covid-19, nine on ventilators. Fully 16,438 people are in official quarantine and 460,235 tests have been carried out.

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

The government has decided to close borders to foreigners, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the epidemic. Under the decision Hungarians returning from abroad will have to self-quarantine for 14 days, or until they produce two negative tests taken two days apart.

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Detailed data on the almost 27 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 870,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

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