Budapest, Hungary. Photo: MTI

Thirteen Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 702 to 24,716, said on Monday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 749, and 5,152 people have made a recovery.

There are 18,815 active infections and 693 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 44 on ventilators.

Altogether 24,017 people are in official home quarantine and 697,473 tests have been carried out.

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

A cabinet meeting on Sept. 16 decided to extend entry restrictions for travellers from abroad.

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.

The operative body responsible for handling the epidemic response has ordered 3 schools to revert to digital education. Fully 118 classes in otherwise operating schools have also been ordered to work from home, and 17 kindergartens and 7 schools have gone on emergency breaks, the website said.

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (9,362), followed by Pest County (3,238) and the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (1,233), Fejér (1,177), Csongrád-Csanád (1,097), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (970) and Hajdú-Bihar (958). Tolna County has the fewest infections (261).

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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. 28.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 32,995,554

U.S. 7,115,008
India 5,992,532
Brazil 4,732,309
Russia 1,146,273
Colombia 813,056
Peru 800,142
Mexico 730,317
Spain 716,481
Argentina 711,325

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