June 20, 2020 - The institute's laboratories analyzed 259 samples during the day, 18 of which were positive for the new coronavirus, the Institute of Public Health (IPH) announced. At the moment, there are 31 confirmed COVID-19 patients in the country, the cases having been registered in last few days after 42 days without new cases, a brief period that assured Montenegro corona-free status. The number of the cases in the Western Balkans has been increasing in last few days, especially in Serbia and North Macedonia.
According to IPH, the new COVID-19 patients are from:
Rožaje - 13
Podgorica - 2
Bar - 1
Ulcinj - 1
Cetinje - 1
"13 new patients are contacts of previously confirmed cases. For three of these, some data indicate imports from Albania and Serbia, while two new patients are currently without a known source of infection," the statement said.
They point out that epidemiological research and the identification of contacts for the newly confirmed COVID-19 cases are underway.
There are currently 31 active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro:
Berane: 2 Budva: 2