An elderly Covid-19 patient has died, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 178 to 6,139 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday morning.
The number of fatalities has increased to 615, and 3,761 people have made a recovery.
There are 1,763 active infections and 103 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for Covid-19, seven on ventilators. Fully 8,982 people are in official home quarantine and 428,150 tests have been carried out.
The site warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations.
The government has decided to close borders to foreigners starting on September 1, 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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