July 17, 2020 - Fifty-nine new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Montenegro. The new patients are from Podgorica 28, Bijelo Polje 10, Rožaje 6, Pljevlja 5, Budva 2, Kotor 2, Tuzi 1, Danilovgrad 1, Kolašin 1, Nikšić 1, Berane 1, and Bar 1. Two deaths were registered in COVID-19 patients treated at the General Hospital in Bar. The total number of confirmed deaths since the beginning of June since COVID-19 is 19. There have been 21 recoveries in the last 24 hours, and the number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is currently 1618. The total number of PCR tests conducted is 28,591.
Number of active COVID-19 cases by municipality:
Bijelo Polje 166
Herceg Novi 30
141 COVID-19 patients in hospital
There are currently 141 patients with coronavirus in Montenegrin hospitals, 17 of whom have a severe clinical picture, said Sasa Radovic, Director of the Institute for Children's Diseases and a member of the Clinical Centre of Montenegro (KCCG) crisis staff, at the National Coordination Body press conference.
He also said that 47 health workers had tested positive for coronavirus, out of which 12 were doctors, 31 technicians and four non-medical workers. There are 27 doctors, 93 technicians and 16 non-medical workers in self-isolation.
Ninty-five children are COVID-19 positive, most of them between 11 and 15 years old.
There are 32 patients in KCCG, of which 17 are in the Infectious Diseases Clinic and nine in the Semi-Intensive Unit of the Intensive Care Centre. Forty-one patients are being treated in Berane, 29 in Bar, 28 in Nikšić, five in the Brezovik special hospital, and five patients are being treated at the Kodra private clinic.
The government signed a document on the joint procurement of the COVID-19 vaccine
The Montenegrin government has signed a document on the joint procurement of a future vaccine to be detected for coronavirus. "Last Friday, we signed the document, we put ourselves on the list. When the vaccine is found, we will be among the first countries to procure it for our citizens," said the Minister of Health, Kenan Hrapović.
He said that the Government had signed an agreement with the European Commission (EC) on the joint procurement of the drug Remdesivir. "We will be receiving delivery of the medicine as and when it becomes available," Hrapovic said.
Sweden, Luxembourg and Germany have removed Montenegro from the Green list
The Swedish government today decided to close the country's borders to Montenegrin citizens. This decision comes into force on July 19. It was made after yesterday's decision of the EU Council, which adopted a list of countries whose citizens are allowed to travel to the European Union.
Today, Germany removed Montenegro from the list of COVID-19 safe countries, and the borders for Montenegro were closed by Luxembourg. Germany has removed Montenegro from the list of corona-safe countries. It is possible to enter if an important reason is proven. Berlin explained the decision as being due to the increasing number of newly infected people in Montenegro.
Heinriz Brcak donates disinfection tunnels
Tivat received a disinfection tunnel, within the contingent provided by the Hemiias Foundation, whose founder is businessman and humanist Hajriz Brcvak. This foundation will donate 14 disinfection tunnels to hospitals and health centers in Montenegro.
Disinfection tunnels will also be given to Bijelo Polje (General Hospital and Health Center), Rozaje, Petnjica, Gusinje, Berane, Pljevlja, Plav, Podgorica, Bar, Budva, Cetinje and Niksic.