12 new cases of Covid-19 listed on Saturday in two provinces of DRC


Kinshasa, June 21st, 2022 (CPA) – 12 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were listed on Saturday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 956 samples tested, including 8 cases in Kinshasa and 4 in Haut- Katanga, reports the daily bulletin of the technical secretariat of the multisectoral committee for the response to Covid-19 received by CPA on Sunday.

Data on new deaths and new recoveries in Covid treatment centers (CTC) and among patients followed at home for the day on Friday are not available.

Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 91,038, including 91,036 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2 probable cases.

In total, there have so far been 82,639 people cured and 1,350 deaths.

The source also indicates that vaccination coverage has reached 5.7% of the target population, estimated at 53.9 million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

All twenty-six provinces of DRC are affected by this epidemic as follows: Kinshasa (48,857 cases); Nord Kivu (10,305 cases); Haut-Katanga (6,679 cases); Kongo Central (5,749 cases); Lualaba (5,537 cases); Sud Kivu (3,863 cases); Haut-Uele (1,572 cases); Tshopo (1,530 cases); Ituri (1,372 cases); Kasai Oriental (957 cases); Sud Ubangi (885 cases); Equateur (602 cases); Kasai Central (550 cases); Kasai (484 cases); Maniema (354 cases); Lomami (341 cases); Nord Ubangi (278 cases); Kwilu (216 cases); Mongala (207 cases); Tshuapa (138 cases); Mai-Ndombe (129 cases); Kwango (118 cases); Bas-Uele (102 cases); Haut-Lomami (90 cases); Tanganyika (62 cases); Sankuru (58 cases).