COVID-19 in Montenegro, 110 New Cases, Update September 4, 2020

By , 04 Sep 2020, 23:15 PM News
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September 4, 2020 - The laboratories of the Institute of Public Health have completed PCR analysis of 541 coronavirus samples since the last section, and have confirmed 110 new COVID cases.

New cases have been confirmed in the following municipalities:

Podgorica 38

Berane 20

Rozaje 16

Bijelo Polje 14

Budva 7

Kotor 4

Bar 3

Niksic 2

Pljevlja 2

Cetinje 1

Tivat 1

Mojkovac 1

Danilovgrad 1

Since the last section, two deaths have been reported in COVID-positive patients from Rožaje and Mojkovac, born in 1940 and 1963, treated in Berane General Hospital. The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of June is 97, and since the beginning of the year,106. Recovery has been reported in 39 patients. The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is currently 966. Since the beginning of the year, the total number of new COVID cases is 5275.

16 patients are currently being treated at the Clinical Center of Montenegro. As announced by the health institution, three patients were in a life-threatening condition, and connected to non-invasive ventilation.

Masks to be worn in schools

For the start of term on 1st October, students of all ages and teachers in Montenegrin schools will be required to wear masks, and it is recommended that one student be allowed per 4 square meters, the Institute of Public Health states. It is expected that it will be more complex for kindergartens to organize their work, said Dr. Božidarka Rakočević, in an interview for Colors of the Morning on Vijesti TV.

For pre-school children, the Institute of Public Health of Montenegro proposed small groups and for there to be one child only per three square meters. If a child becomes ill, they will be isolated, and in the case of a positive test for coronavirus, their entire group will be tested. These are the recommendations of the Institute of Public Health, referencing the start of term for preschool and school institutions, announced for 1st October.

Dr. Božidarka Rakočević, epidemiologist at the Institute of Public Health, recalled in an interview for Colors of the Morning that the Institute gave recommendations to the competent institutions on the work of kindergartens, schools and universities, and stated that it is up to schools to decide whether they can organize their work in accordance with the measures.

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