South Sudan

COVID-19 Update for South Sudan - 26 August 2021



  • 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.