WASTEWATER-BASED EPIDEMIOLOGY FOR SARS-COV-2 IN SOUTH AFRICA INCLUDING WASTEWATER GENOMICS

The Wastewater-based Epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance in South Africa Report) is now available on the NICD website under Surveillance Reports on the COVID-19 page. This report is based on data collected from June 2021 up to 20 September 2022 (week 38 of 2022).

Key highlights

  • SARS-CoV-2 levels in wastewater: SARS-CoV-2 levels in Tshwane South (Daspoort), Tshwane North (Rooiwal), and Johannesburg (Goudkoppies) and Mangaung (Bloemspruit) have been stable at intermediate to high levels while sustained high levels were seen at Hartesbeesfontein in Ekurhuleni.
  • Minimal to low levels of SARS-CoV-2 were seen at Central WWTP in eThekwini and Buffalo City (Mdantsane).
  • The public can view SARS-CoV-2 levels from our wastewater treatment facilities across all the provinces on our dashboard. To view the dashboard, click here https://wastewater.nicd.ac.za/.
  • SARS-CoV-2 genomics in wastewater: Sequencing data available up to week 34 (23rd August, 2022) showed that all samples across South Africa had evidence of Omicron sub-lineages; BA.4 and BA.5 and low prevalence of Delta circulating in Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and City of Tshwane, eThekwini and parts of the Eastern and Western Cape.

Wastewater-based epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in South Africa (week 38 2022)

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Wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 RNA is being undertaken by the South African medical research council (SA-MRC) at additional sites. Click here to view the results https://www.samrc.ac.za/wbe/  

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Wastewater-based epidemiology for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance in South Africa INCLUDING GENOMICS (week 12 2022)

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