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13 December 2023

Newly-curated data: National Coronavirus Antibody Survey (NCAS)

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

The curated data is now available!

The NCAS dataset is a nationwide household-based population survey of SARS-CoV-2 (also known as Coronavirus or COVID-19) seroprevalence among individuals aged 12 years and older in South Africa. Given the presence of asymptomatic cases, the seroprevalence survey provides valuable data about the status of COVID-19 infections in the country from November 2020 to June 2021, a period that includes Wave 2 and Wave 3 of the pandemic.

The survey was conducted prior to the widespread administration of vaccinations against the virus, which implies that the results indicate the level of community susceptibility during that period.

Figure 1: SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence by province among people 12 years and older

Download the data and explore.

Human Sciences Research Council. National Coronavirus Antibody Survey (NCAS) 2020-21. [Data set]. NCAS 2020-21. Version 1.0. Pretoria South Africa: Human Sciences Research Council, COVID-19 Solidarity Fund [producers] 2020. Human Sciences Research Council [distributor] 2023.

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