Forty-seven Covid-19 patients, mostly elderly and suffering from an underlying illness, died in the past 24 hours, and registered coronavirus infections rose by 2,316 to 61,563, koronavirus.gov.hu said.
The death toll rose to 1,472, while 16,491 people have made a recovery. There are 43,600 active infections, while 2,602 patients are hospitalised, 233 on ventilators. Fully 28,070 people are in official home quarantine and the number of tests carried out stands at 990,383.
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. Schools are on autumn break during which the institutions are undergoing disinfection, the portal said. Visits to hospitals and nursing homes are banned.
Budapest (17,381) and Pest County (7,714) have the most infections, followed by the counties of Győr-Moson-Sopron (3,832), Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén (3,735), Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg (3,178), Hajdú-Bihar (2,913) and Csongrád-Csanád (2,752). Tolna County has the fewest infections (627).