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Coronavirus: Eight Fatalities, Registered Infections Up 851 in Hungary

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.09.29.

Eight Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 851 to 25,567, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 757, and 5,173 people have made a recovery.

There are 19,637 active infections and 755 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 51 on ventilators.

Altogether 23,740 people are in official home quarantine and 704,510 tests have been carried out.

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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.

The operative body responsible for handling the epidemic response has ordered 5 schools to revert to digital education. Fully 126 classes in otherwise operating schools have also been ordered to work from home, and 26 kindergartens and 6 schools have gone on emergency breaks, the website said.

Detailed data on the more than 33.5 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Márton Mónus/MTI