COVID-19 Fatality In DR Congo Drops To 1.5%

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to drop and its fatality rate now stands at just 1.5 per cent.

The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to drop and its fatality rate now stands at just 1.5 per cent, the country’s Ministry of Public Health, Hygiene and Prevention, Jean-Jacques Mbungani has revealed.

Speaking during the 47th meeting of the country’s council of ministers on Friday, April 1, 2022, Patrick Muyaya, spokesperson of government, revealed that the DR Congo government however “remains alert in relation to the evolution of the pandemic at the level of the world with the eventual apparition of disquieting variants.” He explained that this is why absolute vigilance and the pursuit of sensitization of the population towards the respect of barrier measures are recommended. 

“To date, 23 provinces are doing routine vaccinations and three provinces, Sankuru, Mai Ndombe and Lomami have just finished their micro plan of vaccination,” he added. 

During the same meeting, Dr. Jean Jacques Mbungani gave a report on the evolution of measles in the country, which latest consolidated data indicates a total of 27,860 cases with 523 deaths, which is a fatality rate of 1.78 per cent. 

The minister however revealed that measures have been taken to contain the propagation of the disease.

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