Big Data update for COVID-19 in Africa: Epidemiology & Genomics


Together with the Big Data group of UKZN, we started a daily update of the data on COVID-19 in South Africa and a weekly update on cases, deaths and genomic data in Africa. All of the scripts for generation of the data is deposited open in repositories as all any data developed by our team.

The report is written and compiled by a group of virologist, epidemiologist and clinicians associated with the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP) in collaboration with other scientist from South Africa and the rest of the African continent. This is a collaboration between the UKZN Big Data and African Health Flagship programs.


Daily Update on COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa:

Daily Update on COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira and Prof Francesco  Petruccione


- Daily Updates at Twitter Prof. Francesco Petruccione and Prof. Tulio de Oliveira


Weekly Reports on Cases, Deaths and Genomics Data in Africa:


Weekly African Update on COVID-19 epidemic in South Africa by Prof. Tulio de Oliveira and Dr. Eduan Wilkinson

- 27 March 2020: COVID-19 Weekly update: Epidemiology & Genomics in Africa

- 20 March 2020: COVID-19 Weekly update: Epidemiology & Genomics in Africa


We urge members of the press and general public to head the advise of the World Health Organization (WHO), the South African Department of Health (SA DoH) or the advise laid down by you’re the African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

- World Health Organization

- South African Department of Health

- African Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

This report will be updated every day to keep track with the increasing numbers of cases. Please visit the site regularly for continued updates.

News date: 2020-03-20

Links:

https://www.krisp.org.za/news.php?id=369


KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).


Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira