North Kivu has exceeded 1,900 confirmed cases of Covid-19


Kinshasa, March 24th, 2021 (CPA) – Nord Kivu province on Tuesday exceeded 1,900 confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease (Covid-19), registering 21 new confirmed cases, reports the bulletin daily from the technical secretariat of the national multisectoral response committee to the Covid-19 pandemic reached CPA on Wednesday.

This province of DRC has recorded a total of 1,905 confirmed cases of Covid-19 since the declaration of this epidemic. Of the 613 samples tested during the day of Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, 80 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were notified throughout the national territory, including 30 in Kinshasa, 21 in Nord Kivu, 19 in Haut-Katanga, 9 in Sud Kivu and 1 in Ituri.

No new deaths have been reported among the confirmed cases. There was no new cure in the Covid treatment centers (CTC), nor among the patients followed at home. Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases in DRC is 27,660, including 27,659 confirmed cases and 1 probable case. In total, there have so far been 726 deaths and 25,286 people cured.

The Covid-19 test is free in the Democratic Republic of Congo, except for travelers who will have to pay USD 30. Twenty-three of the twenty-six provinces in DRC are affected by this epidemic. These are the provinces of Kinshasa (20,115 cases), Nord Kivu (1,905 cases), Haut-Katanga (1,820 cases), Kongo Central (1,626 cases), Sud Kivu (861 cases), Lualaba (652 cases), Ituri (269 cases), Tshopo (125 cases), Haut-Uele (99 cases), Equateur (62 cases), Nord-Ubangi (40 cases), Maniema (20 cases), Kasaï Central (17 cases), Kwilu (9 cases), Sud-Ubangi (7 cases), Tanganyika (7 cases), Kasaï Oriental (7 cases), Bas-Uele ( 6 cases), Kwango (5 cases), Kasaï (3 cases), Tshuapa (2 cases), Mai-Ndombe (2 cases) and Haut-Lomami (1 case). ACP/Kayu