Continued increase in average number of daily confirmed cases in past 2 weeks
Reports of unexplained deaths from the community thanks to rumour tracking and mortality surveillance
South Sudan currently on alert threshold for resurgence of COVID-19
59,520 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines donated by France through the COVAX Facility to arrive Juba on 31 August 2021
Roll-out of antigen rapid diagnostic tests in 4 health facilities in Juba, to be followed by nation-wide use of rapid tests for swift detection of COVID-19 cases
Distribution of swabs, transport media and GeneXpert cartridges to health partners to step up testing
Urgent need for reactivation of isolation centres throughout the country as preparedness measure for resurgence
Joint assessment mission into increase in cases to Nimule between Ministry of Health, ICAP and WHO.