68 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 recorded Thursday in the DRC


Kinshasa, May 22nd, 2021 (CPA).– Sixty-eight (68) new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 476 samples tested, including 29 in Haut-Uele, 13 in Kinshasa, 12 in Kongo Central, 7 in North Kivu, 6 in Tshopo and 1 in South Kivu, reports the daily bulletin of the Technical Secretariat of the Multisectoral Covid-19 Response Committee which reached the CPA on Friday. No new deaths have been recorded among the confirmed cases. In addition, there was no new cure in the Covid treatment centers (CTCo), nor among the patients followed at home. Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 30,825, including 30,824 laboratory-confirmed cases and 1 probable case. In total, there were 779 deaths and 27,603 people cured. Remember that the Covid-19 test is free in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, except for travelers who will have to pay 30 US dollars. Twenty-three of the twenty-six provinces in the DRC are affected by this epidemic. These are the provinces of Kinshasa (21,269 cases), North Kivu (2,803 cases), Haut-Katanga (2,031 cases), Kongo Central (1,741 cases), South Kivu (918 cases), Lualaba (910 cases), Tshopo (311 cases), Ituri (309 cases), Haut-Uélé (202 cases), Equateur (84 cases), Haut-Lomami (49 cases), Maniema(42 cases), Nord-Ubangi (40 cases), Kasaï Central (27 cases), Kasaï Oriental (24 cases), Tanganyika (20 cases), Kasaï (13 cases), Kwilu (9 cases) , Sud-Ubangi (7 cases), Bas-Uélé (6 cases), Kwango (5 cases), Tshuapa (3 cases) and Mai-Ndombe (2 cases). ACP/