COVID-19 in Montenegro: 811 Active Cases, Update September 2, 2020

By , 02 Sep 2020, 19:40 PM News
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September 2, 2020 - Laboratories of the Institute of Public Health have completed PCR analysis of 646 samples for the new coronavirus since the last section. They have identified 102 new cases of COVID-19 infection.The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is currently 811.

Most new COVID-19 patients are from Podgorica 40, followed by Rožaje 20, Berane 14, Bijelo Polje 9, Nikšić 5, Plav 4, Budva 4, Cetinje 3, Pljevlja 2, Kotor 1.

Since the last section, two deaths have been confirmed in COVID-19 patients treated at OB Berane and the Clinical Center of Montenegro. The deceased were from Bijelo Polje and Berane and were born in 1936 and 1969.

Since the beginning of June, the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 infection is 95. Since the beginning of the year, 104.

Recovery has been reported in 46 patients.

Since March 17, when the first cases were registered, the total number of new coronavirus cases in Montenegro is 5019.

Yesterday, the institute analyzed 479 samples, among which it registered 82 cases of COVID-19, and they confirmed two deaths in patients treated at the General Hospital in Berane. The deceased were from Bijelo Polje and Rožaje, born in 1957 and 1944 respectively.

Forty-five new cases were reported on Monday, detected by PCR analysis of 464 samples. The institute reported two deaths in COVID-19 patients that day, treated at the Berane General Hospital. The deceased were from Plav and Bijelo Polje and were born in 1941 and 1946.

Dr. Marko Begović: Prohibit mass gatherings due to the COVID-19 epidemic

Civil activist Dr. Marko Begović addressed a public message to the National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NKT), the Supreme State Prosecutor's Office, and the Police Directorate and asked them to ban mass gatherings "to remedy the unfavorable public health situation."

 "As the elections are over and the results are accepted by both the participants and our international partners, I would like to address you with the following:

• To remedy the unfavorable public health situation, issue an order, and prohibit mass gatherings.

• The Police Directorate must detect those who do not respect the measures and put themselves and others in danger with their irresponsible behavior.

• That the competent prosecutor's office prosecutes natural and legal persons invited to mass gatherings, including the planned event for September 9, 2020.

Montenegro has many problems that need to be addressed. Montenegro must move forward," Begovic said.

NKT allows an increased number of people at public events

The National Coordination Body for Infectious Diseases (NKT) decided, at the suggestion of the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro (IPH), to allow an increased number of people at public events and cultural and artistic events to the restrictions imposed on other gatherings.

It is possible to gather up to 100 people to hold public events and other cultural and artistic events and festivals in an open public place. Up to 50 people can gather in a closed public place with the organizers' obligation to ensure they respect counter- COVID-19 measures: 

  • the event should be held with compulsory seating; 
  • physical distance of at least two meters should be respected between persons who are not members of the joint family household,
  • compulsory wearing of protective masks and disinfecting hands with an appropriate disinfectant upon arrival at the venue of the event

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