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Twenty Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 818 to 32,298, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 853, and 8,723 people have made a recovery.

There are 22,722 active infections and 627 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 37 on ventilators.

Altogether 20,088 people are in official home quarantine and 771,297 tests have been carried out.

The website warned Hungarians to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene 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.

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (11,424), followed by Pest County (4,254) and the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (1,737), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (1,541), Hajdú-Bihar (1,419), Csongrád-Csanád (1,371) and Fejér (1,370). Tolna County has the fewest infections (311).

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, Oct. 6.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 35,414,612

U.S. 7,457,402
India 6,623,815
Brazil 4,927,235
Russia 1,219,796
Colombia 862,158
Peru 828,169
Spain 813,412
Argentina 809,728
Mexico 789,780

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Source: MTI/Xinhua

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