Nine new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were detected in DRC on Sunday


Kinshasa, October 19th, 2021 (CPA).– Nine new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were detected on Sunday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 1,615 samples tested, including 5 cases in Kasai Oriental, 2 in Nord Kivu, 1 in Haut-Katanga and 1 in Kinshasa, reports the daily bulletin of the technical secretariat of the multisectoral committee for the response to Covid-19 published on Monday.

Data on new deaths of confirmed cases and new recoveries in Covid treatment centers (CTC) and among patients followed at home are not available. The national level of the response is awaiting the update of data from several provincial health divisions (DPS) for their harmonization.

Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 57,220, including 57,218 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2 probable cases. In total, there have been 1,091 officially registered deaths and 50,965 healed people so far.

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

All twenty-six provinces of DRC are now affected by this epidemic. These are the provinces of Kinshasa (34,109 cases), Nord Kivu (6,226 cases), Haut-Katanga (4,276 cases), Kongo Central (2,974 cases), Lualaba (2,770 cases), Sud Kivu (2,587 cases), Ituri (1,126 cases), Tshopo (944 cases), Haut-Uele (612 cases), Equateur (381 cases), Kasaï Central (301 cases), Kasaï (212 cases), Kasai Oriental (138 cases), Nord-Ubangi (118 cases), Maniema (105 cases), Bas-Uele (94 cases), Sud-Ubangi (70 cases), Haut- Lomami (57 cases), Lomami (40 cases), Kwilu (31 cases), Tanganyika (23 cases), Kwango (14 cases), Mongala (13 cases), Tshuapa (13 cases), Sankuru (4 cases) and Maï-Ndombe (2 cases).