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Four patients have died in the past 24 hours, all of them elderly and suffering from underlying illnesses, bringing the total number of fatalities to 509, while novel coronavirus infections in Hungary have increased by 23 to 3,816, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Thursday morning.

Fully 1,996 hospitalised patients have made a recovery.

The number of active infections has fallen to 1,311. Forty-two percent of the active cases, 60 percent of the fatalities and 48 percent of full recoveries are in Budapest, the side said.

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Fully 404 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in hospital, 24 of whom are on ventilators.

Altogether 11,525 are in official home quarantine. The number of tests carried out stands at 174,011.

The government says the aim is to steadily resume normal life based on a strict schedule, and it calls on citizens to follow general precautions.

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Budapest (1,818 people) has the highest number of infections, followed by Pest County (541), Fejer County (369) and Zala County. Bekes County (11) has the lowest number.

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide

  • World 5,695,155
  • U.S. 1,699,933
  • Brazil 411,821
  • Russia 370,680
  • Britain 268,619
  • Spain 236,259
  • Italy 231,139
  • France 183,038
  • Germany 181,524
  • Turkey 159,797
  • China 84,547

Source: MTI

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