Five elderly Covid-19 patients, all with underlying illnesses, have died, while the number of registered coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen by 844 to 13.153 over the past 24 hours, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Monday morning.

The number of fatalities stands at 642, and 4,117 people have made a recovery.

There are 8,394 active infections and 287 Covid-19 patients are being treated in hospital, 16 on ventilators.

Altogether 26,668 people are in official home quarantine and 549,211 tests have been carried out.

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

The government closed borders to foreigners from Sept 1, with certain exceptions, re-introducing border protection measures in force during the first wave of the epidemic.

Most infections have been registered in Budapest (5,640), followed by Pest County (1,852) and the counties of Fejér (748), Komárom-Esztergom (469), Hajdu-Bihar (491) and Győr-Moson-Sopron (442). Békés County has the fewest infections (85).

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. 14.

Country Confirmed Cases

World 28,902,753

U.S. 6,519,573
India 4,754,356
Brazil 4,330,455
Russia 1,059,024
Peru 722,832
Colombia 716,319
Mexico 668,381
South Africa 649,793
Spain 566,326

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Source: MTI/Xinhua

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  1. It would be interesting to know what Hungarian Health authorities mean by “ underlying illness “. For example, according to a research study conducted n Croatia, 85 % of those who died with Covid-19 or because of Covid-19 where over 65, fine, but yet a 15 % remains that was under 65, not a small percentage. Among the deads, number one side condition was high blood pressure. Is hypertension considered an underlying illness in Hungary? If so, a large number of people are at risk, regardless of their age.

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