COVID-19 in Montenegro: Health and Travel Update, August 26, 2020

By , 26 Aug 2020, 10:28 AM News
COVID-19 in Montenegro: Health and Travel Update, August 26, 2020 Illustration, Source: RTV Budva

UPDATE 6 p.m.: The Institute of Public Health has completed the PCR analysis of 562 samples for the new coronavirus since yesterday, among which 55 new COVID-19 cases. Since the last section, one fatal outcome related to the new coronavirus infection has been reported in a patient from Nikšić, born in 1941.

August 26, 2020 - Over the last two days, the laboratories of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) have completed PCR analysis of 442 samples (Monday) and 540 samples (Tuesday) for the new coronavirus, among which 35 and 66 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected respectively.

No new deaths were reported in COVID-19 patients on Monday, and three people from Nikšić, Bijelo Polje, and Plav, born in 1937, 1943, and 1939, died on Tuesday. Since the beginning of June, the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 is 78, and since the beginning of the year, 87, according to the Institute of Public Health.

The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro is currently 877. Since the beginning of the year, the number of registered cases of infection with the new coronavirus is 4,444.

16 COVID-19 patients treated at the Clinical Center, four in a life-threatening condition

The Clinical Center of Montenegro is currently treating 16 patients with the confirmed presence of the COVID-19 virus, the Institution announced.

They announced that nine patients were being treated in the Clinic for Infectious Diseases and seven in the Internal Clinic. Four patients were in a life-threatening condition and connected to non-invasive ventilation.

The decision on re-establishment of railway traffic with Serbia rests with the Montenegrin authorities

Srbija Voz (Serbian railways) is ready to immediately establish railway traffic with Montenegro and start trains on the route Belgrade - Bar. The Montenegrin authorities' decision regarding the abolition of mandatory PCR tests for train staff is pending, the Director of Srbija Voz Jugoslav Jovic said yesterday.

"We are in regular contact with the representatives of the Railway Transport of Montenegro. We are waiting for the decision of their state bodies regarding the abolition of mandatory PCR tests for train staff to establish international traffic," Jovic said, Belgrade media reported.

He added that there is a great interest from passengers with regard to starting the line Belgrade - Bar and that first they would only discuss the night train that would run every day, but also that the day train could also be re-started at some point.

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