COVID-19 in Montenegro: 216 New Cases, Update September 8, 2020

By , 08 Sep 2020, 17:57 PM News
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September 8, 2020 - Since the last section, the Institute of Public Health has completed PCR analysis of 839 samples for the new coronavirus, among which 216 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been registered. Three COVID-19 patients have died in the last 24 hours, and 40 have recovered. The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is currently 1451.

The number of new COVID-19 cases per municipality:

Podgorica 73, Nikšić 43, Berane 40, Bijelo Polje 22, Rožaje 13, Pljevlja 8, Budva 4, Mojkovac and Herceg Novi 3 each, Bar and Cetinje 2 each, Gusinje, Andrijevica and Tivat, one new case of COVID-19 infection each.

Since the last section, three deaths have been reported of COVID-19 patients from Gusinje, Tivat, and Pljevlja, born in 1959 (2) and 1948, treated at the General Hospital in Berane and the General Hospital "Blažo Jokov Orlandić" in Bar.

Since the beginning of June, the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 infection is 103. Since the beginning of the first wave of the epidemic in mid-March - 112.

Since the beginning of the year, the total number of registered infection cases with the new coronavirus is 5875.

The Clinical Center of Montenegro is treating 21 patients with COVID-19 infection, the health institution announced. "Three patients are in a life-threatening condition and are connected to non-invasive ventilation," the Clinical Centre said.

The General Hospital in Berane is treating 32 patients who are positive for coronavirus; it was announced today. "Seven patients have a severe clinical picture. Four patients are on non-invasive ventilation," the statement read.

Abdic is the new head of the Crisis Medical Staff fighting the COVID-19 epidemic

The new Head of the Crisis Medical Staff, which deals with the organization of the health system during the COVID-19 epidemic, after yesterday's resignations, will be Nermin Abdić, the current Director of the Emergency Center of the Clinical Center.

Resignations were submitted by the Head of the Crisis Medical Staff, Dr. Ranko Lazović, and a member, Dr. Nemanja Radojević, for differing reasons.

Radojevic said that he does not enter into deliberations over the motives for people's behavior as that would go beyond the medical profession and scientific scope, and especially the humanistic approach of medicine, which is that the only medical goal is human health.

"I am dedicated to that goal, but given the current circumstances, I understand that I cannot achieve my aims, and today I have resigned from the membership of the Crisis Medical Staff of NKT," said Radojevic.

Former boss Ranko Lazović told "Vijesti" that his management of that body, founded by NKT, was already pre-term until September 1.

Lazović said that in friendly circumstances he repeated to Simović that he was leaving his position due to his professional obligations at the Faculty of Medicine and the Medical Center. "My resignation from the position of Head of the Crisis Medical Staff has nothing to do with the election result. I will remind you that after the DPS and coalition partners' election victory in 2016, I resigned from the position of Director of the Clinical Center. I am indeed a member of the Main Board of the DPS, and will remain so," he told Vijesti. 

Members of the body, Ivan Vukovic, and Predrag Boskovic, were present at "patriotic rallies" held on Thursday and Sunday, in which NKT measures were violated.

The measures were also violated at rallies celebrating the election victory of the opposition.

The NKT did not answer questions yesterday as to why they did not warn of the epidemiological risk caused by the gathering held on Sunday night, as they had done for previous mass-meetings.

Radojevic said yesterday that 126 patients were hospitalized in Montenegro, seven of whom were on mechanical ventilation.

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