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The number of patients confirmed to have contracted the new coronavirus in Hungary was 678 on Saturday, with another six deaths reported, the government information website for the epidemic said.

So far, 32 people have died from Covid-19 and 58 have recovered. Currently, a total of 11,399 people are in home quarantine and the authorities have taken 19,424 samples.

Five of the patients who died during the past 24 hours were elderly suffering from chronic diseases, the website said.

The website noted that Hungary was in the phase of group infections when the virus spreads in communities, through personal contacts.

The number of people carrying and communicating the virus may be significantly higher than the number of confirmed cases, it added.

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Source: MTI

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