The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health ministry has confirmed 92 new coronavirus cases in the country, its highest single-day increase since the outbreak began in March.

Some 69 cases were detected in the capital, Kinshasa, and another 23 cases in the south-west province of Kongo Central.

The ministry has also said 212 suspected cases are being investigated.

The Ndolo military prison in Kinshasa, a hot-spot of infections, has been disinfected after at least 104 people, including inmates and wardens, contracted the virus.

Public Health Minister Eteni Longondo said on Tuesday that the situation was under control despite the significant increase in cases and the government was even considering reopening schools.

The country has to date confirmed 705 cases and 34 deaths.