The SAMRC wastewater Surveillance and Research Programme monitors SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. 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.

Please note that a new category (Category 6) has been added for extremely high RNA signals.  

NOTICE: The SAMRC Wastewater Surveillance Dashboard is currently going through reconstruction in the upcoming weeks. Weekly results will be updated once reconstruction is completed.

SAMRC Wastewater Surveillance Dashboard