33 Fatalities, Registered Infections Up 1,474 in Hungary

Thirty-three Covid-19 patients with chronic underlying illnesses have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 1,474 to 46,290, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday.

The number of fatalities stands at 1,142, and 14,088 people have made a recovery.

There are 31,060 active infections and 1,712 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 179 on ventilators.

Altogether 25,734 people are in official home quarantine and 894,385 tests have been carried out.

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The website warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations. It asked elderly people to pay increased attention to protecting themselves and observe general regulations.

Entry restrictions for travellers from abroad remain in force.

In addition to shops and public transport, wearing a mask is now mandatory in cinemas, theatres, health and social institutions and public offices, and clubs have to close by 11pm to curb the spread of the virus.

Regulations include a ban on visiting hospitals and elderly care homes which have to take every possible measure to prevent infections, the site said.

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Most infections have been registered in Budapest (14,434), followed by Pest County (5,989) and the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (2,873), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (2,585), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (2,217) and Hajdú-Bihar (2,135). Tolna County has the fewest infections (471).

The operative body responsible for handling the epidemic response has ordered 10 schools and 185 classes to revert to digital education. Fully 52 kindergartens and 22 schools have gone on emergency breaks, the website said.

Detailed data on the more than 39 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 1,1 million deaths can be found here and here by country.

Featured photo illustration by Károly Árvai/kormany.hu/MTI

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