Information from Statistics South Africa
With South Africa officially facing its second wave of Covid-19 infections, Statistics South Africa has released an online mapping tool that shows which communities may be more adversely affected by pandemic’s outbreaks. The South African Covid-19 Vulnerability Index aims to identify populations that face multiple risks and who are considered most vulnerable.
The index can serve as a tool to assist with targeted response planning as it highlights areas which are vulnerable to the virus as defined by the rank and indicators that are most prevalent. It can also serve as means for evidence-based pandemic management