COVID-19 Data Repository for South Africa

Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) Data Repository for South Africa created, maintained and hosted by Data Science for Social Impact research group, led by Dr. Vukosi Marivate, at the University of Pretoria.

Disclaimer: The maintainers have worked to keep the data as accurate as possible. The COVID 19 reporting data has been collated from NICD and DoH and is only updated once there is an official report or statement.

If you use this repo for any research/development/innovation, please contact the maintainers of the data.

Please note that these reports are the daily reports as released by the National Department of Health or the NICD. The new cases reported are based on new positive test reports released. However, there may be a significant lag from when the patient was tested. As an example, in epidemiological Week 1 of 2021 (3-9 Jan) approximately 33k new cases were reported on the daily announcement. However, the NICD Testing Summary Report for Week 3 of 2021 (which also reports the two previous weeks) shows that the number of positive tests was 43635 for Week 1 of 2021. The difference is due to the lag in testing being done -- some of the 33k cases reported on the daily announcements were actually from prior weeks while a large number of people were tested between 3-9 January, but the cases were only reported from the 10th onwards. Care needs to be taken in doing some analyses to take this into account.

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Author Data Science for Social Impact Research Group at The University of Pretoria
Maintainer Heiko Heilgendorff (OCL)
Last Updated August 2, 2022, 09:14 (SAST)
Created February 13, 2021, 15:49 (SAST)