Updates on COVID-19 in South Sudan

South Sudan Taskforce on COVID-19 Confirms 2,470 Cases of the Virus in the Country

South Sudan reported its first case of COVID-19 on 6th April 2020. Seven (07) new cases of the virus were reported in the last 24 hours with other cases confirmed earlier after completion of investigations and tests. This now brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 2,470, with 1,252 recoveries and 47 deaths reported.

Updated on: 7th Aug, 2020 at 07:00pm

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Daily Updates on Public Health Events in South Sudan

Public Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC)
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Updated on: 7th August, 2020 at 07:00pm

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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.

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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.

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The COVID-19 Risk Communication Package For Healthcare Facilities

This package provides healthcare facility management and healthcare workers with an overview of the key actions required to keep safe and healthy in the workplace.

Updated March 10, 2020.

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