COVID-19 data centre to track virus

President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded a new milestone in the tracking of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded a new milestone in the tracking of the coronavirus outbreak in South Africa.

Ramaphosa visited a new data centre that will track the spread of the virus.

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Using real-time analytics and dashboards, the centre will be able to detail COVID-19 infections by province, district, local municipality, ward and even street.

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The initiative is a collaboration between the departments of health, science and technology, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

The centre is housed in a secure facility at the CSIR in Pretoria.

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