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The number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 459 to 7,382 over the past 24 hours, and one patient has died, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Friday morning.

This is yet again a new daily record. During the spring wave, the highest number of new infections registered in 24 hours was 210. In the past days, new records were set multiple times. First on August 30 with 292 new cases, then on September 2 with 365 new cases.

There are 2,817 active cases in Hungary, which is also a new record.

The number of fatalities has increased to 621, and 3,944 people have made a recovery.

120 coronavirus patients are being treated in hospital for Covid-19, eight on ventilators. Fully 14,619 people are in official quarantine and 452,138 tests have been carried out.

Coronavirus: Pandemic Mathematical Group Leader Warns of Rocketing COVID Cases in Hungary
Coronavirus: Pandemic Mathematical Group Leader Warns of Rocketing COVID Cases in Hungary

Gergely Röst, professor at the University of Sciences Szeged and Director of the Pandemic Mathematical group, which gives experts’ reports to the executive, is warning us about the dangerous rate of COVID-19 infections. According to him, the virus’s reproductive value is over 1 and has skyrocketed in the past days, to around 2-2.5, which is […]Continue reading

The site warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations.

The government has decided to close borders to foreigners, with certain exceptions, 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.

Detailed data on the almost 26 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 870,000 deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Balogh/MTI