Kinshasa, October 5th 2022 (CPA).- Seven new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were notified on Monday in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), out of 972 samples tested across the country, including 4 cases in Lualaba, 2 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 received on Wednesday at CPA.
Since the start of the epidemic declared on March 10th, 2020 in DRC, the cumulative number of cases is 92,942 cases, including 92,940 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2 probable cases. In total, there have so far been 83,521 people cured and 1,357 deaths.
The same source indicates that the vaccination coverage against Covid-19 is 9.22% of the target population estimated at 53.9 million people in DRC. The Covid-19 test is free, except for unvaccinated travellers who will have to pay 30 US dollars.
All the twenty-six provinces of DRC are affected by this epidemic as follows: Kinshasa (49,602 cases); Nord Kivu (10,622 cases); Haut Katanga (6,766 cases); Kongo Central (5,979 cases); Lualaba (5,682 cases); Sud Kivu (3,981 cases); Haut Uele(1,631 cases); Tshopo (1,581 cases); Ituri (1,443 cases); Kasai Oriental (957 cases); South Ubangi (897 cases); Equateur (611 cases); Kasai Central (553 cases); Kasai (484 cases); Maniema (354 cases); Lomami (341 cases); Nord Ubangi (289 cases); Kwilu (220 cases); Mongala (207 cases); Tshuapa (154 cases); Mai Ndombe (129 cases); Kwango (127 cases); Bas Uele(108 cases); Haut Lomami (91 cases); Tanganyika (62 cases); Sankuru (58 cases). ACP/