September 6, 2020 - The Institute of Public Health has reported 278 new COVID-19 cases in Montenegro over the weekend. On Saturday, the Institute detected147 new patients via PCR analysis of 591 samples for the new coronavirus, while today, they confirmed 131 new COVID-19 patients among the 526 samples analyzed. The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Montenegro is currently 1214.
Two new deaths were registered, both treated at Berane General Hospital. A COVID-19 patient from Berane, born in 1964, died yesterday, and a patient whose death was reported today was born in 1937.
Recovery was reported in 21 patients on Saturday, and seven more on Sunday.
The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 infection since the beginning of June is 99, and since the beginning of the year, 108," the IPH reported.
Since the beginning of the year, the total number of registered infections with the new coronavirus is 5,553, said the Institute of Public Health.
COVID-19 statistics for countries of the region - Montenegro has highest number of patients per 100 thousand
In the region, the largest number of active cases of COVID-19 per 100 thousand inhabitants is registered in Montenegro, the second is Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and in third place Kosovo.
In Montenegro, 193 active cases per 100 thousand inhabitants were registered, in BiH 176, and Kosovo 163.
In Albania, there are 133 registered cases per 100 thousand inhabitants, in North Macedonia 108, in Croatia 68 and Slovenia 26 infections per 100 thousand inhabitants.
In the region, the largest number of COVID-19 cases per million inhabitants is registered in Montenegro, followed by Kosovo and North Macedonia.
There are 8,814 infected people per million inhabitants in Montenegro, 7,844 in Kosovo, and 7,255 in North Macedonia.
In fourth place is BiH with 6,143 infected per million inhabitants, followed by Serbia with 4,570, Albania with 3,561, Croatia 2,932, and Slovenia with 1,529 infected per million inhabitants.
In the region, the largest number of hospitalizations per 100 thousand inhabitants is registered in Kosovo, followed by Montenegro, and North Macedonia.
In Kosovo, 20 hospitalizations per 100 thousand inhabitants were registered, in Montenegro 17, in North Macedonia 14, and in Serbia and Croatia, seven hospitalizations per 100 thousand inhabitants were registered.
One hospitalization per 100 thousand inhabitants has been registered in Slovenia.
Concerning the number of infections, the region's highest mortality rate has been registered in Slovenia, followed by North Macedonia, with Kosovo registering the third-highest mortality rate.
In Slovenia, the mortality rate is 4.27 percent, in North Macedonia 4.09 percent, in Kosovo 3.99, in Albania 3.08, in BiH 3.04, and Serbia 2.27.
The mortality rate in Montenegro is 1.94 percent, and in Croatia 1.65 percent.
The most tests carried out per million inhabitants are in Serbia, 140,160 per million inhabitants, in second place is Montenegro with 84,978, and in third place is Slovenia with 81,449.
In fourth place is North Macedonia, with 75,730 tested per million inhabitants, followed by BiH with 56,257, Croatia with 46,902, and Albania with 23,578 tests per million inhabitants.
In Montenegro, according to municipality data, the largest number of actively ill people per ten thousand inhabitants is registered in Rožaje, Berane, and Plav.
In Rožaje, 52 active cases of COVID were registered, or 19 per ten thousand inhabitants, in Berane 49, in Plava 34, in Bijelo Polje 28.
In Nikšić, 27 active cases of COVID-19 per ten thousand inhabitants were registered, in Gusinje 24, in Budva 21, and Podgorica 19.
In Ulcinj, 14 actively ill people were registered per ten thousand inhabitants, Andrijevica 12, in Cetinje and Kotor ten each, Tivat and Pljevlja nine, and in Kolašin and Bar eight.
In Plužine, six people were infected with COVID-19 per ten thousand inhabitants, in Tuzi and Petnjica four each, in Mojkovac three, in Herceg Novi two, and Danilovgrad one.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is currently 1,214.
The MINA agency processes the official data of the countries in the region, which it takes from the official specialized sites launched by countries themselves during the epidemic. Additionally, the data are compared with data from the WHO, ECDC, and other relevant health institutions, reports MINA.