- The infection, mortality and recovery statistics are compiled on a daily basis by the John Hopkins University Centre for Systems Science and Engineering.
- The data on testing comes from the Our World in Data project.
- For age specific infection and mortality rates, we use the COVerAGE-DB database, which is maintained by a group of demographers.
- Finally, for weekly mortality data that are used to calculate excess mortality, we use the short-term monitoring data provided by the Human Mortality Database.
Comparing per capita COVID-19 mortality rates for the last 20 days shows that South Africa now has some of the highest reported rates on the continent as well. In interpreting this graph, the issue of underreporting should be kept in mind.
For more information on the experience of COVID-19 in Africa, please refer to Section 14 of the report.
We intend to keep the COBID-19 monitoring report up to date and include other relevant sources of data as these become available. If you have suggestions for the addition of a new data source, or comments on the report, please reach out to QED to discuss.