Only 8 new cases of Covid-19 recorded on Sunday in the DRC


Kinshasa, September 29th, 2021 (CPA) – Only eight (8) new cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 1,406 samples tested, including 6 in South Kivu, 1 in Kinshasa and 1 in Bas-Uélé, reports the daily bulletin of the Technical Secretariat of the Multisectoral Committee for the Response to Covid-19 published on Tuesday.

Data on new deaths of confirmed cases and new recoveries in Covid treatment centers (CTCo) and among patients followed at home for the day of Sunday are not available. The national level of the response is awaiting the update of data from several provincial Health Divisions for harmonization.

Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 56,947, including 56,946 laboratory-confirmed cases and 1 probable case. In total, there were 1,084 deaths and 50,675 people cured.

The Covid-19 test is free in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, except for travelers who will have to pay 30 US dollars, it is recalled.

All twenty-six (26) provinces of the DRC are now affected by this pandemic. These are the provinces of Kinshasa (34,037 cases), North Kivu (6,185 cases), Haut-Katanga (4,249 cases), Kongo Central (2,955 cases), Lualaba (2,756 cases), South Kivu (2,577 cases), Ituri (1,126 cases), Tshopo (910 cases), Haut-Uélé (612 cases), Equateur (381 cases), Kasaï Central (301 cases), Kasaï (212 cases), Nord-Ubangi (117 cases), Maniema (105 cases), Kasai Oriental (95 cases), Bas-Uélé (90 cases), Sud-Ubangi (68 cases), Haut- Lomami (56 cases), Kwilu (31 cases), Lomami (33), Tanganyika (21 cases), Mongala (13 cases), Kwango (13 cases), Tshuapa (13 cases), Sankuru (4 cases) and Mai-Ndombe (2 cases).