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Five coronavirus infections have been registered in Hungary over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number to 4,210, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Wednesday morning.

The number of deaths was unchanged at 589, while 2,885 people have made a recovery. The number of active infections stands at 736.

Fully 132 coronavirus patients are in hospital, six on a ventilator.

Budapest is the location of 39 percent of active infections, 60 percent of fatalities and 47 percent of recoveries.

Currently 1,909 people are under official house quarantine and 288,693 tests have been carried out.

The threat of an epidemic is still present, so epidemiological preparedness and basic protection measures are still needed, the website said. Wearing a face mask is still compulsory in shops and on public transport.

Budapest has the most infections (1,988), followed by and Pest County (635) and the counties of Fejer (379), Komarom-Esztergom (307) and Zala (262). Bekes and Tolna counties have the fewest with 13 each.

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide

The following are the latest updates on the COVID-19 global confirmed cases in hardest-hit countries by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University at 0500 GMT, July 8.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 11,799,443

U.S. 2,993,760
Brazil 1,668,589
India 719,665
Russia 693,215
Peru 309,278
Chile 301,019
Britain 287,874
Mexico 268,008
Spain 252,130

Source: MTI/Xinhua

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