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Covid-19 cases have risen up to 19.1% in past seven days


Apr 14, 2022

BUJUMBURA April 14th (ABP) – During the last 7 days, fifty-six (56) new community cases of Covid-19 have been reported, an increase of +19.1% compared to the previous 7 days during which forty-seven (47) community cases have been notified, according to the situation report on the response to the pandemic due to Covid-19 published on April 12, 2022 by the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS.

Among the 24 new cases reported on April 9, 10 and 11 out of the 3963 tests carried out, there are 21 community cases and 3 imported cases, i.e., a positivity rate in the internal population of 1.73%.

As for the last 21 days, a total of 152 community cases were reported against 187 cases during the previous 21 days; a decrease of -18.7%.

Despite this significant drop in the number of new cases detected, the coronavirus continues to circulate in the country. Barrier measures must continue to be respected in the general population, according to the report.

As immediate priorities, we mention the official validation of the national response plan against Covid-19 updated from April 5 to 8, 2022, the extension of vaccination sites against Covid-19 in the Provinces of Gitega and Ngozi after the official validation of the national deployment and vaccination plan (PNDV) on March 9, 2022 as well as the conduct of community testing in 5 health districts (3 districts of Bujumbura, Isare and Kabezi). This activity is ongoing for a duration of 3 months (April to June 2022), according to the report.

Over the past 4 weeks, the average number of new community cases reported per day is eight cases. In total, Burundi has reported over the past 4 weeks, 210 new community cases against 312 new community cases over the previous 4 weeks, a decrease of -32.7%. During these same periods, the total number of tests performed fell by –7.8%; i.e., 43,658 tests in the last 4 weeks compared to 47,373 tests in the previous 4 weeks.

Over the past 28 days, a total of 426 new cases have been notified in Burundi. They are distributed as follows: 210 community cases (49%) and 216 imported cases (51%). The increase in the number of imported cases requires the strengthening of surveillance at ports of entry.

In total, among the 38,722 cases of Covid-19 reported since the start of the pandemic on March 31, 2020, there are 35,117 cases (90.69%) which are of community origin and 3,605 cases (9.31%) imported detected at the ports of entry.