COVID-19 in Montenegro: 66 New Cases, Update July 13, 2020

By , 13 Jul 2020, 22:06 PM News
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July 13, 2020 - Montenegro reported today sixty-six new COVID-19 cases. These are patients from Podgorica 19, Berana 10, Niksic 9, Rozaje 7, Cetinje 6, Pljevlja 5, Bar 3, Ulcinj 2, Budva 2, Bijelo Polje 2, Herceg Novi 1.

During the day, a death from COVID-19 was laboratory-confirmed in a patient treated at the General Hospital in Berane.

Laboratory analyzes of three more deaths suspected of being caused by a new coronavirus infection are underway.

The total number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since the beginning of June is 15.

Recovery was confirmed in two more cases.

Since the beginning of June, the total number of registered cases is 963, with 15 confirmed deaths, and currently, 15 recovered. The number of presently active COVID-19 cases is 933.

The total number tested in the laboratories of the Institute is 24,972 or 396.4 per 100,000

85 COVID-19 patients undergoing hospital treatment

In Montenegro, 85 patients have been hospitalized with COVID-19, 30 in KCCG, Bar 11, Nikšić 13, and Berane 31. The hospitalization rate for the number of patients is about eight percent, and bed occupancy is 17 percent, the Assistant Director of the Clinical Center of Montenegro, Nemanja Radojevic, stated at the NKT press conference.

A total of 29 health workers are infected with the new coronavirus; nine doctors, 18 medical technicians, and two non-medical workers, Radojevic said, adding that 144 health workers are in self-isolation.

20 percent of the COVID-19 tests sent to Germany have returned positive results

Of the 2,000 tests sent to Germany by the Institute of Public Health, more than 20 percent are positive, said the Director of the IPH, Boban Mugoša, which means that over 400 new cases will be registered soon.
 
"When we noticed that this could become a bottleneck, we established cooperation with one of the EU's largest laboratories, i.e., in Germany. We sent 2,000 samples there the other day. The results have arrived, they are being entered into the database, and in the next two days, we will be able to give accurate data," said Mugoša.

Mugoša: We have to change our behavior

It is worrying that over 20 percent are positive, which means that there will be a further increase, which will affect how we continue to treat the epidemic, said the Director of the Institute of Public Health.

He asked everyone to accept the change in behavior.

"This virus has caused enormous problems worldwide, brought many economies to collapse, and led to a large number of deaths. With that in mind, we were very successful in the first wave, perhaps one of the most successful countries, "Mugoša said.

He also said that only the simplest is required of citizens.

"So that's the only way to fight the infection. We must take care of physical and social distance to reduce the number of contacts to a minimum. We need to reduce socializing to family.

We repeat that we must clean our hands, and we must do that more often and more carefully. It is essential to wear masks both where it is prescribed and where it is not. These are all challenges that require behavior change. "Others cannot solve everything for us," Mugoša said.

Contact COVID-19 center in Budva

Since the beginning of the second wave of the coronavirus epidemic, 35 cases have been registered in Budva. During the weekend, 31 people were tested. The COVID ambulance started working again every day from 7 am to 8 pm, said Marija Mališić, Ph.D. of the Budva Health Center, in "Boje Jutra" on TV Vijesti.

The doctor said that all people who have symptoms of the coronavirus are referred to the COVID clinic, located in the same building as the Health Center, but with a separate entrance.

The doctor said that anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 should call the COVID clinic on 069 / 303-367.

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