The SAMRC wastewater Surveillance and Research Programme monitors the non-infectious SARS-CoV-2 RNA, the fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19. The non-infectious SARS-CoV-2 RNA can be shed in feces of individuals that are symptomatic or asymptomatic. By testing wastewater weekly, we can measure the SARS-CoV-2 RNA signal and see whether it is increasing or decreasing. This can be used as an early indicator of COVID-19 case trends within a community. The information shared on this interactive dashboard should be used in combination with other available public health data. Further details can be found under FAQs. Please refer to the How-To Guide to assist your navigation through the results presented on the dashboard. 

SAMRC Wastewater Surveillance Dashboard

PLEASE NOTE: As of 5 April 2023, the SAMRC Wastewater Surveillance and Research Programme will no longer be uploading data on weekly SARS-CoV-2 RNA trends in wastewater on the dashboard. Instead, a weekly summary report is provided as a snapshot of results. The dashboard is still available for use and interaction with previously uploaded data.

View the SAMRC Wastewater Surveillance Dashboard (Full screen).