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The number of patients confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus in Hungary has increased by 20 to 3990 in the last 24 hours, while another 3 new deaths were reported, bringing the total number of fatalities to 545, while a total of 2279 people have recovered from the illness, according to koronavirus.gov.hu, the official government information website for the epidemic.

The total number of active cases further decreased to 1166. Yesterday, the number of those  with active infection was 1,183. According to the government website, the total number of those recovered has reached 2279. Currently, there are 387 coronavirus patients being treated with the disease in hospital, 21 of whom requires ventilator treatment.

A total of 10,133 people are in official home quarantine and the authorities have taken 206,853 samples. The majority of cases were reported from Budapest, with 1,898 positive cases, and the neighbouring Pest county (579). These areas are followed by Fejér county (373) and Komárom-Esztergom County (278). The smallest numbers were reported from Békés (11) and Heves county (14).

The website also noted that Hungary is currently in the second phase of the fight against coronavirus, when the restrictions are lifted in the whole country. They warned however that the virus is still spreading and it is at utmost importance to continue to follow general precautions, especially keeping 1,5 meter distance at public spaces. The website added that the Parliament has begun debating bills to end the state of emergency.

Detailed data on the more than 6,8 million confirmed cases worldwide and almost 400,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

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