Covid-19 in DRC: 58 new recoveries notified in two days


Kinshasa, November 24th, 2022 (CPA) – Five-eight new recoveries from Covid-19 were notified on Monday and on Tuesday in Democratic Republic of Congo, reports the daily bulletin of the technical secretary multisectoral response committee to Covid-19 reached CPA on Thursday.

According to the same source, 18 new people were cured on Tuesday from Covid Treatment Centres (CTC) and among those followed at home in Kongo Central province and 40 other people were declared cured on Monday in 3 provinces, including 18 in the Haut Uele, 11 in Lualaba and 11 in Kinshasa.

In addition, thirty-five new confirmed cases of Covid-19 were notified on Tuesday in 4 provinces of DRC, out of 555 samples tested, including 24 in Kinshasa, 5 in Kongo Central, 5 in Sud Kivu and 1 in Haut Uele.

Since the declaration of the epidemic in DRC on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 94,316 cases, including 94,314 laboratory-confirmed cases and 2 probable cases. In total, there have so far been 83,680 people cured and 1,366 deaths.

The source also indicates that vaccination coverage has reached 11.97% of the estimated target population of 53.9 million people in DRC. The Covid-19 test is free throughout the national territory, except for unvaccinated travellers who will have to pay 30 US dollars.

All twenty-six provinces of DRC are affected by this epidemic as follows: Kinshasa (50,423 cases); Nord Kivu (10,709 cases); Haut Katanga (6,812 cases); Kongo Central (6,219 cases); Lualaba (5,747 cases); Sud Kivu (4,023 cases); Haut Uele (1,693 cases); Tshopo (1,583 cases); Ituri (1,443 cases); Kasai Oriental (957 cases); Sud Ubangi (901 cases); Equateur (614 cases); Kasai Central (553 cases); Kasai (486 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). CPA/Matenga and Buata/PN/TW