COVID-19 in Montenegro: 186 New Cases, Update September 13, 2020

By , 13 Sep 2020, 23:29 PM News
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September 13, 2020 - The laboratories of the Institute of Public Health have completed PCR analysis of 487 samples for the new coronavirus and registered 182 new cases of COVID-19 infection from the following municipalities: Podgorica 54, Berane 47, Nikšić 35, Plav 15, Andrijevica 14, Rozaje 10, Bar 5, Ulcinj 1, Tuzi 1.

Since the last section, two deaths have been reported in COVID-19 positive patients from Gusinje and Nikšić born in 1957 and 1955. Since the beginning of June, the total number of deaths related to COVID-19 infection is 111. Since mid-March,120.

Recovery was reported in 16 patients.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases in Montenegro is currently 2085.

Since the beginning of the year, the total number of registered coronavirus infections is 6712.

Mugoša: If the upward trend in case numbers continues, lockdown is inevitable

Montenegro's epidemiological situation is severe, said the Institute of Public Health Director, Boban Moguša, stating that "locking down" the population is the final scenario, but that it will be inevitable if the increase in COVID-19 patients continues.

"Our behavior did not follow the recommendations, and we have to deal with the consequences," Mugoša said as a guest on Dnevnik for RTCG.

He said that the situation is sensitive due to the large internal transmission, but it is positive that the health system is not overloaded yet; it is at one-fifth of full capacity.

According to the RTCG portal, Mugoša warned that all that could change very quickly and that the situation could get worse.

"We are currently protected by the fact that the majority of patients are young, 65 percent under the age of 50, and 85 percent under the age of 60, which means that if we have an increase in elderly patients, we will get more serious cases and more deaths," he said.

As he stated, the north is currently seeing the highest numbers, but the south of the country may soon be in a dangerous position

Mugoša said that "locking down" the population, as happened in spring, is the final scenario, but it will be inevitable if the number of cases continues to grow

"I ask everyone to wear masks outside and inside, that we keep our distance, that we don't gather together too much and that we keep maintaining physical distance from one another," Mugoša said.

He added that he is convinced that the school year will begin, as announced, on October 1.

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