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Number of active coronavirus cases drops below 700

The number of active coronavirus cases in Hungary stands at 689, down from 742 yesterday, according to data by government coronavirus information site koronavirus.gov.hu.

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About 38% of these cases are located in Budapest.

The total number of confirmed cases has grown by three to 4,223. All new patients are Hungarian nationals.

The number of recoveries has increased to 2,941, up 54 compared to yesterday.  

The death toll has risen to 593, after the passing of two elderly, chronically ill patients.

Some 133 patients are currently hospitalized, with six of them requiring ventilation as well.

So far, 292,032 tests have been conducted at accredited laboratories. Some 2,196 people are currently in compulsory home quarantine.

Looking at all diagnosed cases until now, Budapest remains the most affected area of the entire country, with the number of cases (both active and inactive) reaching 1,988. Pest County is the second most affected, with 639 cases, followed by Fejér County (379 cases).