Reporting period: 1 - 31 January 2021
- Children and adolescents now account for 9.2% of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3.9% of all COVID-19 associated hospital admissions, a total of 5,743 admissions since the start of the pandemic. There have been 152 in-hospital deaths of under 19-year olds.
- UNICEF’s #TheTruck multimedia activation visited urban areas across Gauteng province, including Johannesburg, and Tshwane Metropolitan areas. The COVID-19 prevention messaging campaign, including community engagement, took place at the height of the holiday travel period and included stops at busy toll plazas, as well as informal settlements.
- Preparations for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines and the subsequent roll out gathered pace, with UNICEF supporting the training of health workers, who are in line to receive their first shots in mid-February.
See full report here https://www.unicef.org/southafrica/media/4996/file/ZAF-COVID-19-situation-report-1-31-January-2021.pdf