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Three Covid-19 patients have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 876 to 18,866, said on Monday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 686, and 4,401 people have made a recovery.

There are 13,779 active infections and 463 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 35 on ventilators.

Altogether 26,750 people are in official home quarantine and 626,021 tests have been carried out.

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

A cabinet meeting on September 16 decided to extend entry restrictions for travellers from abroad. In addition to shops and public transport, wearing a mask will be made mandatory in cinemas, theatres, health and social institutions and public offices, and clubs will have to close by 11pm to curb the spread of the virus.

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (7,734), followed by Pest County (2,634) and the counties of Fejér (926), Győr-Moson-Sopron (783), Hajdú-Bihar (733), Csongrád-Csanád (712) and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (709). Békés County has the fewest infections (141).

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. 21.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 30,935,011

U.S. 6,804,814
India 5,400,619
Brazil 4,544,629
Russia 1,098,958
Colombia 765,076
Peru 762,865
Mexico 697,663
South Africa 661,211
Spain 640,040

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Source: MTI/Xinhua

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