Fully 84 Covid-19 patients, most of them elderly with underlying illnesses, have died in Hungary over the past 24 hours while 3,989 have been officially diagnosed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of registered infections to 86,769, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Tuesday.
The death toll has risen to 1,973 while 20,856 have made a recovery. There are 63,940 active infections and 4,767 Covid patients being cared for in hospital, 348 on ventilators.
Fully 30,984 people are in official home quarantine, and the number of tests has increased to 1,111,991.
Border controls and restrictions on entry are still in place, and citizens have been asked to avoid participating in large events.
Wearing face masks is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, health-care and social-care facilities. Starting on Monday, mask-wearing will also be mandatory at entertainment venues, restaurants and in catering facilities at sporting events.
Restaurants and entertainment venues must close after 11pm.
Also, a ban is in place on visits to hospitals and nursing homes.
As we wrote before, the government is weighing the reintroduction of each of the restrictive measures it introduced during the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic in the spring, details HERE.
Most registered infections are in Budapest (22,269), Pest County (10,748) and the counties of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (5,582), Győr-Moson-Sopron (5,557), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (4,643) and Hajdú-Bihar (4,432). Tolna County has the fewest infections (949).
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, Nov. 3.
Country Confirmed Cases