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.
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.
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
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).