Budapest, Hungary. Photo: MTI

Four Covid-19 patients, all elderly and with underlying illnesses, have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 726 to 13,879, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 646, and 4,130 people have made a recovery.

There are 9,103 active infections and 306 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 17 on ventilators.

Altogether 28,584 people are in official home quarantine and 557,864 tests have been carried out.

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

The government closed borders to foreigners from Sept 1, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the epidemic.

The Budapest municipality tightened regulations on mask-wearing in public places and introduced fines for violators and establishment owners, details HERE.

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (5,992), followed by Pest County (1,960) and the counties of Fejér (770), Hajdú-Bihar (495), Komárom-Esztergom (488), and Győr-Moson-Sopron (487). Békés County has the fewest infections (88).

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, Sept. 15.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 29,190,588

U.S. 6,553,399
India 4,846,427
Brazil 4,345,610
Russia 1,064,438
Peru 729,619
Colombia 721,892
Mexico 671,716
South Africa 650,749
Spain 593,730

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Source: MTI/Xinhua

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  1. What is happening in Hungary. You were doing so well even from the start. And now. Please stay safe. Follow recommendations.

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