COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of the Congo

COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of the Congo
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationRepublic of the Congo
First outbreakWuhan, Hubei, China
Index caseBrazzaville
Arrival date14 March 2020
(1 year, 11 months, 2 weeks and 6 days)
Confirmed cases24,020[1] (updated 6 March 2022)
Deaths
378[1] (updated 6 March 2022)

The COVID-19 pandemic in the Republic of the Congo is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus was confirmed to have reached the Republic of the Congo in March 2020.

Background

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan, Hubei, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[2][3]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[4][5] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[6][4]

Timeline

March 2020

The country's first case was announced on 14 March, a 50-year-old man who returned to the Republic of the Congo from Paris, France.[7] Two more cases were detected on 19 March.[8] As of 31 March, there were 19 cases in the Republic of the Congo.[9]

The country reported its first two deaths on 31 March, both of which in Pointe-Noire.[10]

April 2020

There were 201 new cases in April, raising the total number of cases to 220. The death toll rose to 9. Nineteen patients recovered, leaving 192 active cases at the end of the month.[11]

May 2020

In May there were 384 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 604. The death toll more than doubled to 20. The number of recovered patients increased to 172, leaving 412 active cases at the end of the month.[12]

June 2020

During the month there were 725 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1329. The death toll more than doubled to 41. The number of recovered patients increased to 694, leaving 594 active cases at the end of the month.[13]

July 2020

There were 2047 new cases in July, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 3376. The death toll rose to 56. The number of recovered patients increased to 1003, leaving 2317 active cases at the end of the month.[14]

August 2020

There were 1252 new cases in August, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 4628. The death toll rose to 102. There were 2159 active cases at the end of the month.[15]

September 2020

There were 461 new cases in September, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5089. The death toll stood at 89 confirmed and 31 suspected cases. The number of recovered patients increased to 3995.[16]

October 2020

There were 201 new cases in October, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5290. The death toll rose to 92.[17]

November 2020

There were 484 new cases in November, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 5774. The death toll rose to 94. The number of recovered patients increased to 4988, leaving 692 active cases at the end of the month.[18] Model-based simulations suggest that the 95% confidence interval for the time-varying reproduction number R t was higher than 1.0 in November.[19]

December 2020

There were 1333 new cases in December, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 7107. The death toll rose to 108. The number of recovered patients increased to 5846, leaving 1153 active cases at the end of the month.[20]

January 2021

There were 780 new cases in January, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 7887. The death toll rose to 117. The number of recovered patients remained unchanged from December, leaving 1924 active cases at the end of January.[21]

February 2021

There were 933 new cases in February, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 8820. The death toll rose to 128. The number of recovered patients increased to 7019, leaving 1673 active cases at the end of the month.[22]

March 2021

There were 861 new cases in March, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 9681. The death toll rose to 135. The number of recovered patients increased to 7898, leaving 1648 active cases at the end of the month.[23]

April 2021

Vaccination started on 19 April, initially with 300,000 doses of the Sinopharm BIBP vaccine donated by China and 12,000 doses of Sputnik V. By the end of the month 41379 persons had received their first inoculation and 11700 had been fully vaccinated.[24]

There were 997 new cases in April, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 10678. The death toll rose to 144. The number of recovered patients increased to 8208, leaving 2326 active cases at the end of the month.[25]

May 2021

There were 980 new cases in May, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 11658. The death toll rose to 153. The number of recovered patients remained 8208, leaving 3297 active cases at the end of the month.[26]

June 2021

There were 935 new cases in June, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 12596. The death toll rose to 165. The number of recovered patients increased to 11211, leaving 1220 active cases at the end of the month.[27]

July 2021

There were 590 new cases in July, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 13186. The death toll rose to 178. The number of recovered patients increased to 12421, leaving 587 active cases at the end of the month.[28]

August 2021

There were 402 new cases in August, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13588. The death toll rose to 183. There were 984 active cases at the end of the month.[29]

September 2021

There were 656 new cases in September, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 14244. The death toll rose to 193. There were 1630 active cases at the end of the month.[30]

October 2021

There were 3426 new cases in October, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 17670. The death toll rose to 278. There were 4644 active cases at the end of the month.[31]

November 2021

There were 1300 new cases in November, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 18970. The death toll rose to 354. There were 1763 active cases at the end of the month.[32]

December 2021

There were 2307 new cases in December, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 21277. The death toll rose to 369. There were 2083 active cases at the end of the month.[33]

January 2022

There were 2428 new cases in January, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 23705. The death toll rose to 371. There were 3156 active cases at the end of the month.[34]

February 2022

There were 315 new cases in February, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 24020. The death toll rose to 378. There were 3464 active cases at the end of the month.

Statistics

Confirmed new cases per day

Confirmed deaths per day

See also

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