22 new cases of Covid-19 notified on Monday in three provinces of DRC

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Kinshasa, July 14th, 2022 (CPA) – 22 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were notified on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of the 781 samples tested, including cases 17 in Kinshasa, 4 in Nord-Kivu and 1 in Haut-Katanga, reports the daily bulletin of the technical secretariat of the multisectoral committee for the response against Covid-19, which reached CPA on Wednesday.

A new death has been recorded among the confirmed cases in a Covid treatment center (CTC) in Kongo Central. In addition, there was a new recovery in a CTC in Kinshasa.

Since the declaration of the epidemic on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 92,006, including 92,004 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2 probable cases. In total, there have so far been 82,953 people cured and 1,355 deaths.

The source also indicates that vaccination coverage has reached 6.4% out of 53.9 million people targeted for this vaccination in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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

All twenty-six provinces of DRC are affected by this epidemic. These are the provinces of Kinshasa (49,306 cases), Nord Kivu (10,383 cases), Haut-Katanga (6,704 cases), Kongo Central (5,926 cases), Lualaba (5,594 cases), Sud Kivu (3,906 cases), Haut-Uele (1,592 cases), Tshopo (1,581 cases), Ituri (1,397 cases), Kasaï Oriental (957 cases), Sud-Ubangi (896 cases), Equateur (606 cases), Kasaï Central (550 cases), Kasaï (484 cases), Maniema (354 cases), Lomami (341 cases), Nord-Ubangi (287 cases), Kwilu (220 cases ), Mongala (207 cases), Tshuapa (154 cases), Maï-Ndombe (129 cases), Kwango (118 cases), Bas-Uele (102 cases), Haut-Lomami (91 cases ), Tanganyika (62 cases) and Sankuru (58 cases).