September 9, 2020 - Since the last section, the Institute of Public Health has completed PCR analysis of 822 samples for the new coronavirus, which registered 219 new cases of COVID-19 infection.
The number of new COVID-19 cases by municipality is as follows: Berane 69, Podgorica 40, Nikšić 36, Rožaje 30, Bijelo Polje 13, Kotor 8, Pljevlja 7, Herceg Novi 6, Cetinje 4, Bar and Ulcinj 2 each, Mojkovac and Andrijevica 1.
Since the last section, two deaths have been reported in COVID-19 patients from Pljevlja and Cetinje, born in 1977 and 1962, treated at the Nikšić General Hospital and the Clinical Center of Montenegro.
The total number of deaths related to COVID-19 infection since the beginning of June is 105. Since the beginning of the first wave of the epidemic in mid-March -114.
Recovery has been reported in 38 patients.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is currently 1630.
Since the beginning of the year, the total number of registered cases of new coronavirus infection is 6094.
Mugoša: Almost 30 percent of the tested patients are COVID-19 positive
The Institute of Public Health Director Dr. Boban Mugoša called on politicians, religious leaders, prominent cultural, educational, sports, and other personalities to encourage the public to respect the measures. Montenegro's epidemiological situation is dire and is going to be dramatic, Mugoša warned.
He said in a statement for the PR Center that, in recent days, analysis results show that almost 30 percent of those tested are positive for coronavirus.
"It is not unexpected, and people know well what the situation has been like over the last 20 days, how much the rules have been respected. Now the seeds of that behavior are bearing their fruit," said Mugoša.
He hopes that the reasons why people gathered together and did not follow the rules have passed.
"We ask all those with public influence - politicians, religious leaders, prominent cultural, educational, sports and other personalities- to help with their appeals to make sure Montenegrins apply all the measures that have been mentioned for months, making the situation better.
"We are in danger of losing control over the epidemic, which will mean a large number of sick and dead," Mugoša said.
Mugoša pointed out the fear that there could be a new "lockdown," especially in cities where the indicators of virus transmission in the local environment are high.
"This is an opportunity for everyone to focus on the biggest problem now in Montenegro, especially bearing in mind that we are about to open schools. At the same time, respiratory infections are starting, which will further complicate the situation. I also ask the media to give enough space and focus on promoting the measures addressed to the population, which, when applied, give good results."
He reiterated that citizens must wear masks, keep physical and social distance, take care of hand and spacial hygiene, and ensure that everyone in charge of monitoring respect for the measures should also act responsibly.
Montenegro has the most active COVID-19 cases in the region
Montenegro ranks first in the region for the number of people actively infected with COVID-19 per 100,000 inhabitants and has the most infections per million inhabitants.
In the region, Montenegro ranks first in terms of the number of hospitalizations per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and Kosovo third.
There are 259 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Montenegro, 176 in BiH, and 156 in Kosovo.
In Albania, 142 active cases were registered per 100 thousand inhabitants, in North Macedonia 92, in Croatia 63, and Slovenia 29 infections were registered per 100 thousand inhabitants.
In the region, the largest number of COVID-19 infected per million inhabitants is registered in Montenegro, followed by Kosovo, and in third place North Macedonia.
In Montenegro, 9,673 people were registered infected per million inhabitants, in Kosovo 7,987, and North Macedonia 7,352.
In fourth place is BiH with 6,341 infected per million inhabitants, followed by Serbia with 4,594, Albania with 3,720, Croatia 3,095, and Slovenia with 1.6 thousand infected per million inhabitants.
In the region, the largest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients per 100 thousand inhabitants is registered in Montenegro, the second is Kosovo, and in third place is North Macedonia.
In Montenegro, 20 hospitalizations per 100 thousand inhabitants were registered, in Kosovo 19, in North Macedonia 15, in Croatia seven, and in Serbia six people were hospitalized per 100 thousand inhabitants.
In Slovenia, one hospitalization per 100 thousand inhabitants was registered.
Concerning the number of infected, the region's highest mortality was registered in Slovenia, followed by North Macedonia, and Kosovo by the third.
In Slovenia, the death rate is 4.18 percent, in North Macedonia 4.14 percent, in Kosovo 3.97, BiH 3.05, Albania 3.04, and Serbia 2.27.
The mortality rate in Montenegro is 1.91 percent, and in Croatia 1.65 percent.
The most tests per one million inhabitants is in Serbia, 143,430, followed by Montenegro with 88,217, and Slovenia with 83,790.
In fourth place is North Macedonia, with 77,010 tested per million inhabitants, followed by BiH with 57,328, Croatia with 49,299, and Albania with 24,448 tested per million inhabitants.
According to the municipalities of Montenegro, the largest number of actively ill people per ten thousand inhabitants is registered in Berane, Rožaje, and Bijelo Polje.
In Berane, 95 active cases of COVID 19 per ten thousand inhabitants were registered, in Rožaje 62, in Bijelo Polje 36.
In Plav, there were 35 active cases per ten thousand inhabitants, in Nikšić and Andrijevica 34 each, in Gusinje 24, in Podgorica 22 and Budva 20.
In Tuzi, 19 active cases were registered per ten thousand inhabitants, in Pljevlja and Ulcinj 15 each, Kotor 14, Cetinje 13, Mojkovac and Bar ten each and Tivat nine.
Eight active infections per ten thousand inhabitants were registered in Kolašin, six in Plužine, five in Herceg Novi, four in Petnjica, and one in Danilovgrad.
The total number of active COVID19 cases in Montenegro is currently 1,630.