South Sudan

COVID-19 Update for South Sudan - 25 November 2021

Situation Report
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COVID-19 Overview

  • South Sudan on alert of resurgence

Laboratory testing

  • Decrease in positivity rate from GeneXpert sites (19.9% this week compared to 23.8% last week) testing only symptomatic cases, with largest number of cases (27) and positivity rate (46.6%) from Pamir refugee camp


  • Majority of new cases from traveller screening (31.1%) and alerts through hotline (67.8%), investigated by Rapid Response Teams (RRT)

  • Majority of new cases reported from Ruweng Administrative Area (34.4%) including Pamir refugee camp, and Central Equatoria (32.2%)

Case Management

  • 3 rd consecutive week with no admissions in Infectious Disease Unit - Trainings on updated COVID-19 case management guidelines starting from next week in Yei, Nimule and Yambio


  • So far, 106,358 people vaccinated with J&J in 191 health facilities in 58 counties. 59 health facilities in 22 flood-affected counties are yet to start vaccination