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The number of registered Covid-19 cases in Hungary has risen to 980, while eight patients died in a single day, koronavirus.gov.hu reported on Thursday morning.

The eight people who died were elderly, with the exception of a 48-year-old patient, and had chronic problems, the government website said.

According to the website, there have been a total of 96 recoveries.

Currently, 16,006 people are in official home quarantine.

The number of tests carried out so far totals 27,826.

Budapest has seen the highest number of confirmed infections, with 428 cases, followed by Pest County (183).

The authorities say the virus is still being transmitted in small clusters as opposed to in larger communities, but it is present in all parts of the country.

Source: MTI

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