SARS-COV-2 DASHBOARD

Results Updated – 15 October 2021

(Figures updated from Wilkinson et al. Science 2021).

SARS-CoV-2 variants in lineages in African countries

Variant Alternative names Lineage/sub-lineages Total confirmed (Sequences in GISAID) Sequences submitted in past 30 days Sequences sampled in past 30 days Date of first sequence Date of last sequence No. Days since last sampling
Alpha VOC-2020-12-01 B.1.1.7 2564 399 1 2020-08-02 2021-09-30 17
Beta VOC-2020-12-02 B.1.351, B1.351.1, B 1.351.2 10219 437 1 2020-05-27 2021-09-25 22
Delta VOC-2021-03-02 B.1.617.2, AY.1 AY.3, AY.4, AY.5, AY.6, AY.7.1, AY.10 AY.11, AY.12, AY.13, AY.14, AY.15, AY.16, AY.17, AY.18, AY.19, AY.20, AY.21, AY.23, AY.24, AY.25 15089 5811 293 2020-09-16 2021-09-30 17
A.23.1 NA A.23.1 388 26 0 2020-10-21 2021-08-22 56
B.1.1.318 VUM-2021-06-04 B.1.1.318 672 110 .0 2021-01-07 2021-08-11 67
C.1 NA C.1 384 0 0 2020-04-12 2021-06 – 28 111
C.1.2 VUM-2021-09-01 C.1.2 187 48 4 2021-05-11 2021-09-17 30
C.36.3 VUM-2021-06-16 C.36.3 104 2 0 2020-04-26 2021-06-16 123
Eta VUM-2021-02-03 B.1.525 991 197 3 2020-03-28 2021-09-17 30
For more information on each variant, click the variant name in the table. (Table updated 15 October)

This is the work of 100s of authors from 122 African organizations, see the author list and please credit their work! See: Wilkinson et al. Science 2021

We also want to acknowledge and apologize to the Angola Ministry of Health (Dr. Silvia Lutucuta and Dr. Joana Moraes) and the Malawi Minister of Health (Dr. Benson Chilima, Dr. Bernard Mvula, and Moses Chitenje) who due to a mistake were not listed among the 309 authors of the Science paper.

Key resources and publications describing the genomics activities in Africa: