July 19. 2020 - The largest number of new COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the first wave of the epidemic was registered in Montenegro today. The Institute of Public Health detected 116 new patients infected with coronavirus in a sample of 701 tests.
The new patients are from Podgorica 40, Nikšić 32, Herceg Novi 10, Kotor 10, Bar 7, Budva 6, Rožaje 6, Berane 3, Danilovgrad 1, and Cetinje 1.
Two more COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital, one from Podgorica and the other from Bar. The total number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 since the beginning of June is 23. Seven recovered were also reported - three from Danilovgrad and four from Podgorica. The total number of patients who have recovered since June 14 is 70. The total number of active cases of COVID19 in Montenegro is 1771.
The number of COVID-19 cases by municipality:
Bijelo Polje 172
Herceg Novi 41
10 COVID-19 patients in a life-threatening condition
In the Clinical Center of Montenegro, four patients are in a life-threatening condition and connected to a respirator, while in the Berane hospital, five people are in a life-threatening condition.
The Clinical Center is currently treating 25 patients in whom a COVID-19 presence has been confirmed.
As for Berane hospital, 62 patients have been hospitalized with confirmed COVID-19, of which five were in a life-threatening condition.
At the General Hospital in Nikšić, 36 patients with COVID-19 have been hospitalized, one of whom was in a life-threatening condition, said the Director of the health institution, Ilija Ašanin. He said that 29 patients are in the Infectious Diseases Department and seven in Psychiatry.
"One patient is in a life-threatening condition, the others are stable for now," said Ašanin, emphasizing that Niksić hospital has 55 beds for COVID-19 patients and 25 in the psychiatric ward for coronavirus patients. According to him, the hospital can respond to a possible increase in the number of sick patients who need hospital care.
Counter- COVID-19 measures for Nikšić and Cetinje as for Podgorica
The measures will be applied for seven days after which their application may be extended.
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Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crises, 6,116 people have lost their jobs
Since the introduction of the first measures to prevent coronavirus spread, 6,116 people have lost their jobs since March, according to data from the Employment Service. Most of them are craftsmen and workers in electrical and mechanical engineering.
Caterers are also complaining about the massive drop in profits, and they too are afraid that they will have to lay off workers. The Union of Free Trade Unions says that we will only feel the real consequences of COVID-19 in the autumn, after a lost tourist season.