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Mapping Vulnerability to COVID-19

1 Jan 2021 - 18:15
COVID-19 mapping
COVID-19 mapping

"With South Africa officially facing its second wave of COVID-19 infections, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has released an innovative online mapping tool that shows which communities may be more adversely affected by COVID-19 outbreaks." The South African Covid-19 Vulnerability Index (VIndex) "uses Census 2011 data and eight indicators related to labour force activity, access to media, household services, overcrowding, multigenerational status, age and chronic illness to output a composite indicator to reflect the vulnerability status of citizens to the Covid-19 virus and where these individuals are located."