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Six Covid-19 patients, all suffering from underlying illnesses, have died in the past 24 hours, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 809 to 16,920, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Saturday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 675, and 4,382 people have made a recovery.

There are 11,863 active infections and 386 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 30 on ventilators.

Altogether 28,527 people are in official home quarantine and 604,122 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, mask-wearing 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 (7,059), followed by Pest County (2,296) and the counties of Fejer (850), Gyor-Moson-Sopron (664), Hajdu-Bihar (648) and Csongrad-Csanad (637). Bekes County has the fewest infections (118).

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Source: MTI

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