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Budapest positive test rate four times higher than in December

The Budapest municipal council's latest round of free coronavirus testing saw a positive test rate of 2.53 percent, almost four times higher than in the December test campaign, the Mayor's Office said on Monday.

The city organised free Covid tests for some 10,000 residents between Feb. 18 and 27 at two locations, the office told MTI. The positivity rate indicates “that the virus is here”, it said, urging the public to continue to observe social distancing guidelines and hygiene regulations.

The Budapest municipal council had more than 5,000 people tested free of charge in December.

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