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Coronavirus: Registered Infections in Hungary Increase by Nine

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.29.

The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by nine to 4,465 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday morning.

The number of fatalities remains unchanged at 596, while 3,339 people have made a recovery.

There are 530 active infections and 76 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for Covid-19, six on ventilators.

Fully 8,683 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 333,446.

New restrictions on entering the country came into force on July 12, with the aim of preventing the import of infections from abroad.

Foreign countries have been classed into three categories: red, yellow, green. The authorities are screening arrivals and taking action based on the severity of the infection rate in each country. This can include ordering home quarantine for 14 days and compulsory testing. The government and the chief medical officer review the classification of the countries on a weekly basis.

To avoid a flare-up of the epidemic, the government has cancelled the celebrations that draw large crowds on the August 20 national holiday, including the fireworks and the air show. Meanwhile, gatherings of more than 500 people are banned until August 15.

Detailed data on the more than 16,9 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 660,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu