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Coronavirus: Registered Infections in Hungary Increase by 32

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.08.08.

The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has increased by 32 to 4,653 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday morning.

The number of fatalities remains unchanged at 602, while 3,491 people have made a recovery.

There are 560 active infections and 69 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for Covid-19, six on ventilators.

Fully 6,783 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 358, 437.

Family Event Causes 36 Infections, 127 Quarantined
Family Event Causes 36 Infections, 127 Quarantined

36 coronavirus tests have come back positive after a family event in Sopron. Following the contact research, a total of 127 people were ordered to enter into self-quarantine.  In addition, 22 of those infected come from Hajdú-Bihar (an Eastern county, while Sopron is one of the westernmost towns of Hungary), some of them needing hospital […]Continue reading

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.

Coronavirus: Hungary Changes Spain Classification to 'Yellow'
Coronavirus: Hungary Changes Spain Classification to 'Yellow'

Hungary has changed Spain’s coronavirus classification from “green” to “yellow”, indicating a higher risk of infection, according to a decision of the chief medical officer published in the official gazette Hivatalos Értesítő on Wednesday. The new regulation comes into force from Friday. Under regulations in force since July 15, entrants from countries classified as “yellow” […]Continue reading

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. The ban on gatherings of more than 500 people has been extended beyond August 15.

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (2,081), followed by Pest County (700) and the counties of Fejér (382), Komárom-Esztergom (315) and Zala (265). Békés and Tolna counties have the fewest infections (18).

Detailed data on the more than 19 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 720,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

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