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Black Day: Record High Number of Coronavirus Deaths Registered in Hungary

Hungary Today 2020.10.21.

Fully 48 Covid-19 patients have died over the past 24 hours in Hungary, while 1423 have been officially diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of registered infections to 50,810, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday.

The death toll has risen to 1,259, while 14,905 have made a recovery.

There are 34,016 active infections and 2,023 Covid patients being cared for in hospital, 201 on ventilators.

Fully 25,203 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests has increased to 919,481.

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Border controls and restrictions on entry are still in place, and Hungarians have been urged to forego any skiing holidays abroad.

Wearing face masks is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, health-care and social-care facilities. Restaurants and entertainment venues must close after 11pm.

Also, a ban is in place on visits to hospitals and nursing homes.

Temperature measurements are taking place at school gates. Fully 46 kindergartens and 21 schools are under orders to suspend class teaching, while and digital education has been introduced for 153 classes and 17 schools.

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Detailed data on the more than 40 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1,1 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zsolt Szigetváry/MTI