South Sudan

COVID-19 Update for South Sudan - 27 January 2022


COVID-19 Overview

  • Further decrease in cases to almost similar level of pre-Christmas spike.

  • NO BOOSTER for South Sudan: Priority to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage of population over 18 up to at least 40%.

Laboratory testing

  • Majority of new cases from pre-travel screening (65.9%) and alerts (33.0%)

  • Decrease in positivity rate from GeneXpert sites (17.1% in the week ending 23 January 2022 compared to 26.6% the preceding week) testing only symptomatic cases.

  • So far, 12% positivity rate from antigen rapid diagnostics tests (AgRDTs).
    Partners urged to timely report AgRDT results. Additional training on use of AgRDT and data management ongoing.