COVID-19 in Montenegro: 1102 active cases, Update August 10, 2020

By , 10 Aug 2020, 14:08 PM News
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UPDATE 8 pm: Laboratories of the Institute of Public Health have completed a PCR analysis of 395 samples for the new coronavirus since the last section, among which 78 newly positive cases of infection were detected. The total number of active COVID19 cases in Montenegro is currently 1107. Four deaths have been reported to the Institute in patients from Pljevlja, Bar, Podgorica, and Rožaje, born in 1952, 1960, 1947 and 1966.
 
August 10, 2020 - Over the weekend, the Institute of Public Health registered another 69 new cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro. On Saturday, PCR analysis of 326 samples revealed 39 new patients, and on Sunday, among 263 analyzed samples, COVID-19 infection was confirmed in 30 newly infected.

New COVID-19 positives were sent for testing from the following municipalities:

Podgorica 37
Niksic 8
Bijelo Polje 7
Bar 3
Ulcinj 3
Kotor 2
Cetinje 2
Budva 2
Berane 1
Herceg Novi 1
Budva 1
Plav 1
Pljevlja 1
Tivat 1
 
On Saturday, the Institute reported the death of a COVID-19 patient from Podgorica, born in 1955 and treated at the Clinical Center of Montenegro. On Sunday, two more patients from Kotor and Berane, born in 1956 and 1951, treated at the General Hospital in Bar and the General Hospital in Berane, died. Since mid-June, the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 55, and since the middle of March, 64.
 
During the weekend, the recovery of another 156 patients was reported, and the total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro is currently 1102.
 
Since the beginning of the year, the number of registered cases of infection with the new coronavirus is 3618.
 

NKT: Measures to be defined for political rallies, foreign missions, beginning of the school year

At the request of many political entities and the need expressed for direct communication with voters and better presentation of election programs and lists in the pre-election process, the NKT proposed to the Ministry of Health that political orders be amended to enable indoor and outdoor political rallies, with mandatory compliance with prescribed epidemiological measures, writes the portal of the Government of Montenegro.
 
Up to 100 people are allowed to gather in the open air, and up to 50 people indoors. Political entities are responsible for the organization and respect of measures during the gathering.
 
Bearing in mind upcoming international sports activities and the significant interest of foreign media and foreign observation missions in the election process in Montenegro, the NKT proposed defining special conditions that would allow entry and stay of these entities in a way that provides optimal health protection.
 
The announcement was made following the protocol currently in place for easing international traffic measures, and the recommendations of the European Commission.
 
The NKT recommended the Ministry of Education and the Institute of Public Health prepare and define the preconditions for the beginning of the school year in the regular format and with full capacity in mind.
 
Class attendance, and time spent in school and at preschool institutions have an irreplaceable educational role. It is necessary therefore to prepare clear and timely recommendations to enable regular activities in all school and preschool institutions in a healthy and safe manner.
 
The NKT has decided that press conferences will be held from today on Monday at 5 pm at the Institute of Public Health.

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