Beta variant

SARS_CoV2 Reference sequence
SARS_CoV2 Beta variant sequence
Country Region No. of sequences Date of first sequence Date of last sequence No. of days since last sampling New sequences submitted in past 30 days
Angola South 447 2020-08-25 2021-07-29 94 0
Benin West 1 2021-05-23 2021-05-23 161 0
Botswana South 382 2020-09-09 2021-09-25 36 300
Burundi East 5 2021-05-27 2021-05-31 153 0
Cameroon Central 11 2021-01-05 2021-09-17 44 161
Central African Republic Central 1 2021-02-11 2021-02-11 262 0
Côte d’Ivoire NA 4 2021-03-06 2021-04-13 201 0
Democratic Republic of the Congo Central 15 2021-01-22 2021-06-20 133 0
Djibouti East 131 2021-03-15 2021-05-07 177 0
Equatorial Guinea Central 49 2021-01-12 2021-08-27 65 0
Eswatini South 33 2020-11-13 2021-07-09 114 0
Ethiopia East 4 2021-02-22 2021-05-27 157 299
Gabon Central 5 2021-02-01 2021-04-11 203 0
Ghana West 24 2021-01-06 2021-05-07 177 275
Guinea Bissau NA 1 2021-02-01 2021-02-01 272 0
Kenya East 203 2020-12-15 2021-06-29 124 828
Lesotho South 15 2020-12-16 2021-01-18 286 0
Liberia West 6 2021-03-31 2021-05-20 164 0
Madagascar South 201 2021-02-09 2021-04-26 188 0
Malawi South 337 2020-11-25 2021-06-21 132 0
Mauritius South 7 2020-12-06 2021-06-17 136 45
Mayotte East 2 2021-08-02 2021-08-04 88 5
Morocco North 1 2021-06-17 2021-06-17 136 41
Mozambique South 386 2020-08-22 2021-06-22 131 272
Namibia South 19 2021-06-03 2021-06-10 143 69
Nigeria West 3 2021-02-05 2021-07-26 97 493
Reunion East 86 2021-07-13 2021-09-09 52 51
Rwanda East 52 2020-06-04 2021-07-07 116 48
Seychelles East 29 2021-02-05 2021-06-01 152 194
Somalia East 4 2021-02-28 2021-02-28 245 0
South Africa South 7280 2020-08-17 2021-10-26 5 2268
South Sudan East 3 2021-03-31 2021-04-29 185 0
Togo West 5 2021-02-03 2021-04-01 213 0
Tunisia North 4 2021-04-24 2021-05-28 156 0
Uganda East 15 2021-02-13 2021-06-14 139 24
Union of the Comoros South 6 2021-01-05 2021-01-10 294 0
Zambia South 181 2020-12-01 2021-06-04 149 7
Zimbabwe South 357 2020-05-27 2021-06-25 128 0

African countries sampling data for the Beta Variant (updated 15 November)

Summary of variant information
SARS-CoV2 Dashboard
Outbreak info
Cov Spectrum

Key Citations: Wilkinson et al, Science; Martin et al, Cell; Shafer, nature