62 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded on Saturday in DRC


Kinshasa, April 19th, 2021 (CPA).- 62 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Saturday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 514 samples tested, including 18 in Haut-Uele, 18 in Nord Kivu, 10 in Haut-Katanga, 10 in Kinshasa and 6 in Sud Kivu, reports the daily bulletin of the technical secretariat of the multisectoral national committee to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, which reached CPA on Sunday.

No new deaths have been recorded among the confirmed cases. There was no new cure in the Covid treatment centers (CTC), or among the patients followed at home.

Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 28,956 including 28,955 confirmed cases and 1 probable case. In total, there have been 745 deaths so far and 25,841 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 (20,524 cases), Nord Kivu (2,249 cases), Haut-Katanga (1,925 cases), Kongo Central (1,666 cases), Sud Kivu (905 cases), Lualaba (845 cases), Ituri (285 cases), Tshopo (200 cases), Haut-Uele (138 cases), Equateur (62 cases), Maniema (42 cases), Nord Ubangi (40 cases), Kasaï Central (17 cases), Kwilu (9 cases), Sud-Ubangi (7 cases), Tanganyika (7 cases), Kasaï Oriental (7 cases), Bas-Uele ( 6 cases), Haut-Lomami (6 cases), Kwango (5 cases), Kasaï (5 cases), Tshuapa (3 cases) and Maï-Ndombe (2 cases).