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

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Kinshasa, June 5th, 2021(CPA).– Three hundred and sixty-eight (368) new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were recorded Thursday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 489 samples tested, including 358 in Kinshasa, 6 in the North -Kivu, 2 in Lualaba, 1 in Haut-Uele and 1 in Haut-Katanga, reports the daily bulletin of the Technical Secretariat of the Multisectoral Covid-19 Response Committee published Friday at the CPA. No new deaths have been recorded among the confirmed cases. There was no new cure in the Covid treatment centers (CTCo) or among the patients followed at home. Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 32,545, including 32,544 laboratory-confirmed cases and 1 probable case. In total, there were 789 deaths and 27,727 people cured. The same source reports that since the start of vaccination in the DRC on April 19, 2021, with the AstraZeneca vaccine, 24,749 people have been vaccinated in seven provinces until June 2, 2021. The number of people vaccinated by province is from the as follows: 13,261 in Kinshasa, 4,797 in Haut-Katanga, 2,312 in North Kivu, 1,613 in Lualaba, 1,611 in Kongo Central, 946 in South Kivu and 249 in Haut-Uele. New vaccination sites are being rolled out. A total of 175 sites are operational out of the 498 planned. The Covid-19 test is free in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, except for travelers who will have to pay US $ 30. Twenty-three of the twenty-six provinces in the DRC are affected by this epidemic. These are the provinces of Kinshasa (22,706 cases), North Kivu (2,914 cases), Haut-Katanga (2,058 cases), Kongo Central (1,758 cases), South Kivu (937 cases), Lualaba (916 cases), Tshopo (389 cases), Ituri (317 cases), Haut-Uélé (216 cases), Equateur (84 cases), Haut-Lomami (49 cases), Maniema (42 cases), Nord-Ubangi (40 cases), Kasaï Central (30 cases), Kasaï Oriental (24 cases), Tanganyika (20 cases), Kasaï (14 cases), Kwilu (9 cases ), Sud-Ubangi (7 cases), Bas-Uélé (6 cases), Kwango (5 cases), Tshuapa (3 cases) and Mai-Ndombe (2 cases). ACP/