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Average drop 23.30% of covid 19 cases in the last 3 weeks


Jan 26, 2022

BUJUMBURA January 25th (ABP) – Burundi reports an average of 423 new cases detected in the internal people since December 13, the start date of the current strong outbreak. However, a drop in cases has been gradually observed since the beginning of 2022, indicates the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS and the WHO, in the situation report on the response to the pandemic due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) published on January 21, 2022.

Among the 60 new cases reported on January 20, there are 54 community transmission cases and 6 imported cases identified at Bujumbura International Airport. The test positivity rate over the past 48 hours was 1.96%.

In the last 3 consecutive weeks, the average drop in cases is 23.30% compared to the previous 3 weeks. In the past 14 days, there have been a total of 2,272 new community cases, of which 21.74% (494 cases) were detected in the city of Bujumbura.

All 48 districts in Burundi have recorded at least one case of Covid-19 in the past 14 days. A total of 164 new contacts were reported on January 20, 2022 and among them, no contact tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

The positivity rate among tests reported on January 20, 2022 is 1.83%.

The number of tests carried out over the past 2 weeks has decreased with a daily average of 5,101 tests while the average number per day was 16,705 tests over the previous 2 weeks, a decrease of 69.46%. The average weekly screening rate over the past 4 weeks is 44.4 tests performed per 10,000 inhabitants, while this average rate over the previous 4 weeks was 33.7 tests per 10,000 inhabitants.

As challenges, we mention the intensification of communication and awareness of the population for the respect of barrier measures and for voluntary screening, the active search for suspected cases, close contacts of confirmed cases and probable cases for follow-up. appropriate with the involvement of community health workers, strengthening surveillance at entry points in the current context of the spread of the new Omicron variant.