BUJUMBURA October 28th (ABP) – Since October 18, when vaccination began, until October 25, 2021, 389 people had already been vaccinated including 111 women and 278 men. Among them, 219 vaccinated were under 45 years old, or 56.3%, 170 were 45 and over, or 43.7%, according to the report of October 25, 2021 on the situation of the response to the pandemic due to Covid-19, released by the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS and the WHO.
Moreover, according to that report, since July 21, 2021, the date of the start of the resurgence of Covid-19, the daily average of the number of new community cases of Covid-19 reported is 140 cases, while this daily average was 22 cases so far since the start of 2021.
Over the past 7 days, the daily average is 29 cases, down from the previous 7 days with an average of 57 community cases per day. During that period, there is a 49% decrease in the national cumulative number of new community cases reported (204 cases) compared to the previous 7 days (400 cases). The number of people screened has also fallen by 30% over the past 7 days with a total of 14,688 tests performed against a cumulative 21,022 tests previously performed.
Nationally, the positivity rate in people screened over the past 24 hours, so as of October 24, is 0.71% Covid-19 cases per 100 tests performed. They note a drop in the positivity rate over the last 28 days with a weekly average of 2.06 cases of Covid-19 per 100 tests carried out. Since July 21, 2021 (start of resurgence), the average weekly positivity rate has been 3.12 cases per 100 tests performed, below the alert threshold of 5%. That rate was 1.69 confirmed cases per 100 tests performed since the start of 2021
In total, 833,881 people have already been tested, 19,954 have been positive for Covid-19, 19,820 are cured, 14 have died, representing a positivity rate of 2.39%, a cure rate of 99.38% and a case fatality rate of 0.07%, according to the report.
Regarding screening, the report notes that the national performance regarding the weekly screening rate has been maintained above the threshold of 10 tests 10,000 inhabitants since the week of 29 despite the gradual decline observed over the past 3 weeks. On average, the weekly screening rate is 13.9 tests per 10,000 inhabitants in 2021 compared to 1.7 tests per 10,000 inhabitants in 2020.