BUJUMBURA January 3rd (ABP) – Burundi has reported an average of 470 new cases detected in the internal population per day since December 13, 2021, the date of the start of the current strong outbreak, according to the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, in the status report on the response to the pandemic due to Covid-19, published on December 30, 2021.
Among the 1,576 new cases detected out of 35,150 people tested on December 28 and 29, 2021, there are 1,466 cases of community transmission and 110 imported cases, with 64 cases at the port of entry with the DRC, for a positivity rate of 4.45 %.
Congo, 22 cases at the port of entry with Tanzania and 24 cases at the airport. Those record figures recorded by Burundi reflect the active circulation of the coronavirus pandemic in the general population, according to that ministry.
Over the last 3 consecutive weeks, the average increase is 1732.2% compared to the previous 3 weeks.
During the last 14 days, there have been a total of 6,846 new community cases, of which 31.97% (2,189 cases) were detected in the city of Bujumbura.
All 48 districts of Burundi have recorded at least one case of Covid-19 in the past 14 days. This reflects the active circulation of the coronavirus in the country.
In total nationwide, 1,122,167 people have been tested since the start of the pandemic in Burundi, where 29,907 have tested positive and 26,644 have been cured, while 14 have died, and the remaining cases are undergoing treatment.