Thirty-five Covid-19 patients, mostly elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 3,149 to 59,247, koronavirus.gov.hu said on Sunday.
The death toll rose to 1,425, while 16,242 people have made a recovery. There are 41,580 active infections, while 2,449 patients are hospitalised, 221 on ventilators. Fully 27,883 people are in official home quarantine, while the number of tests carried out stands at 980,373. Border controls and entry restrictions remain in place and citizens have been asked to avoid participating in large events. Wearing a face mask is obligatory in shops, on public transport and in cinemas, theatres, shopping malls, as well as in health and social-care facilities and at open-air events, including sports events. Restaurants and entertainment venues must close at 11pm.
An autumn break has begun in schools during which period the institutions will undergo disinfection, the portal said. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned and temperature measurements are being carried out at school gates. Budapest (16,958) and Pest County (7,350) have the most infections, followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (3,667), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (3,632), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (2,941) and Hajdú-Bihar (2,879). Tolna County has the fewest infections (609).