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Hungary Records More Than 2,000 COVID-19 Cases for the First Time

BUDAPEST — The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Hungary has risen above 2,000 for the first time as health authorities increase testing capacities.

Hungary recorded 2,032 new infections, pushing the total number of active cases to 35,653. There were 16,361 tests carried out over the past 24 hours, which is also a record. The rate of identified infections stands at 12.4% of all tests, well above the 5% threshold recommended by the World Health Organization. The relatively high rate indicates that the testing capacity of the Hungarian health care system is still insufficient.

Over the Past day, 46 patients have died, slightly below the daily record of 48. A total of 1,305 Hungarians have died since the outbreak of the pandemic.

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