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Coronavirus: Seven Die, Registered Infections Up 750 in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.24.

Seven Covid-19 patients, most of them elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 750 to 21,200, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 709, and 4,818 people have made a recovery.

There are 15,673 active infections and 549 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 32 on ventilators.

Altogether 27,403 people are in official home quarantine and 657,437 tests have been carried out.

Capped PCR Test Price Results in Some Labs Ceasing Service
Capped PCR Test Price Results in Some Labs Ceasing Service

Although coronavirus PCR tests ordered by a GP, hospitals, or an epidemiological authority are still free, many have to request tests for themselves, for which people had to pay around HUF 30,000 up until Monday. From this week on, an official price for private coronavirus PCR tests were set at HUF 19,500 (EUR 54). As […]Continue reading

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

A cabinet meeting on Sept. 16 decided to extend entry restrictions for travellers from abroad.

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.

Coronavirus: Quarantine for All Foreign Travelers Lowered to 10 Days
Coronavirus: Quarantine for All Foreign Travelers Lowered to 10 Days

Mandatory quarantine for travelers entering Hungary from abroad has been lowered to 10 days from 14 days, a member of the operative board responsible for handling the epidemic said on Tuesday. The amendment of the relevant government decree came into force on Monday, Róbert Kiss said. Kiss told an online press conference that apart from […]Continue reading

The operative body responsible for handling the epidemic response has so far ordered 9 schools to revert to digital education. Fully 200 classes in otherwise operating schools have also been ordered to work from home, and 24 kindergartens and 8 schools have gone on emergency breaks, the website said.

Detailed data on the more than 32 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 980,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI