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Covid-19/DRC: Lualaba, the only province to have recorded thirteen new cases on Wednesday

Kinshasa, March 4th, 2023 (CPA). – Lualaba is the only province to have recorded on Wednesday, thirteen (13) new cases of Covid-19, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, out of 626 samples tested across the country, reported the daily bulletin of the technical secretariat of the Multisectoral committee of response to Covid-19, received on Friday at CPA. Since the beginning of the vaccination in DRC, on April 19th, 2021, 10,893,593 (ten million eighty-three thousand five hundred and ninety-three) people have been vaccinated (20.18% of the target population). 882,106 people, 1.65% of the target population, received their second dose and 8,576,320 (15.89% of the target population) were fully vaccinated, of which 7,684,214 were vaccinated with Johnson &Johnson (J&J). The target population to be vaccinated is estimated at 53,984,184 people. The source said that the Covid-19 test is free for everyone in DRC, except for unvaccinated travellers who have to pay 30 US dollars.

All provinces of DRC have been affected by this epidemic as follows: Kinshasa (50,879 cases); Nord Kivu (10,771 cases); Haut-Katanga (7,018 cases); Kongo Central (6,542 cases); Lualaba (6,120 cases); Sud-Kivu (4,058 cases); Haut-Uele(1,705 cases); Tshopo (1,583 cases); Ituri (1. 444 cases); Kasai Oriental (957 cases); Sud-Ubangi (903 cases); Equateur (615 cases); Kasai Central (561 cases); Kasai (493 cases); Maniema (354 cases); Lomami (341 cases); Nord-Ubangi (292 cases); Kwilu (230 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).

Since the declaration of the epidemic in DRC on March 10th, 2020, the cumulative number of cases is 95,804, of which 95,802 are laboratory confirmed and 2 probable. In total, 84,373 people have been cured and 1,464 have died. CPA/

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