Updates on COVID-19 in South Sudan
South Sudan Taskforce on COVID-19 Confirms 1,317 Cases of the Virus in the Country
South Sudan reported its first case of COVID-19 on 6th April 2020. One hundred and eighty six (186) new cases of the virus were reported on 2nd June with other cases confirmed earlier on after completion of investigations and tests. This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,317, with 6 recoveries and 14 deaths reported.
Updated on: 2nd June, 2020 at 9:30pm
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Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC)
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Updated on: 3rd April, 2020 at 10AM
Interim Recommendations for Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Surveillance in South Sudan, 22 March 2020
Background: The South Sudan Ministry of Health is monitoring coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic closely and is supporting the preparedness and response efforts in the country. These recommendations will continue to be updated as new information about COVID-19 becomes available.
South Sudan COVID-19 Country Preparedness and Response Plan (April to September 2020)
Emerging and re-emerging pathogens remain a great challenge to public health. A cluster of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology, in Wuhan City, Hubei Province was reported to WHO on 31 December 2019 Subsequent investigations revealed that the cluster was caused by a novel coronavirus, later named Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection with the initial cases linked to a seafood market in Wuhan.
As of 17 March 2020, a total of 179,112 confirmed cases including 7,426 death have been reported from 159 countries/ territories/ areas globally. In Africa, COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Cameroon, Togo, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Namibia, Rwanda, Congo, Seychelles, Eswatini, United Republic of Tanzania, Sudan, Somalia, Benin, Liberia and Central African Republic. Whereas most of the confirmed cases in African Region are imported, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Rwanda, Morocco, Ethiopia, South Africa and Cameroon have reported local transmission of COVID-19.