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Five elderly patients with underlying illnesses, have died in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 539, while registered novel coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by 23 to 3,954, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning.

Fully 2,205 hospitalised patients have made a recovery. The number of active infections stands at 1,210. Forty-one percent of the active cases, 59 percent of the fatalities and 48 percent of full recoveries are in Budapest, the site said.

Fully 406 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital, 24 of whom are on ventilators.

Altogether 10,985 are in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 195,894.

The government says the aim is to steadily resume normal life based on a strict schedule, and it calls on citizens to follow general precautions.

Budapest (1,880 people) has the highest number of infections, followed by Pest County (567), Fejér County (371) and Komárom-Esztergom (272). Békés County (11) has the lowest number.

Detailed data on the more than 6,5 million confirmed cases worldwide and almost 400,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI