Situation Report

Sector Status

COVID-19 Response Pillar 3: Surveillance, Rapid Response Teams, and Case Investigation

states with trained RRTs (out of 18)


Improvement in contact tracing and scaling up the Rapid Response Teams (RRTs).

  • Production and distribution of guidelines, contact tracing, and case definition formats.

  • Enhance existing surveillance system to enable monitoring and reporting of COVID-19 transmission.

  • Contact tracing through health promotion and Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) and training of surveillance officers on case definition and contact tracing.

  • Support RRTs through operational costs, subsidies, material and supplies and capacity building in order to strengthen surveillance, case detection and early action.


According to the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), 71 per cent of all COVID-19 confirmed cases are reported in Khartoum State, followed by 9.1 per cent in Gezira State. The rest of the country accounts for 19.9 per cent of the cases.

The highest reported case fatality rate (CFR) in Sudan remains at 50 per cent from Central Darfur State, whereas the lowest CFR is reported from South Darfur – 2.6 per cent.

During the weeks of 31 and 32, about 53 per cent of confirmed cases were from Khartoum, 32 per cent from Northern State and 10 per cent from Red Sea. The remaining 6 per cent were reported from Gezira, River Nile, Kassala, Gedaref and North Darfur states.

The last confirmed COVID-19 case in Darfur was reported on 11 July, in North Darfur. Meanwhile, Blue Nile and South Kordofan states reported their last confirmed cases during the week 28 (4-10 July).

During weeks 31-32, Khartoum State Rapid Response Teams (RRTs) operations were affected by the fuel crisis and therefore not all teams were operational.

The implementation of WHO-FMoH community-based surveillance (CBS) expansion plan is completed in North, Central and South Darfur, in addition to Northern and Sennar states.

IOM Rapid Response Fund (RRF) is revising submitted proposals for surveillance support.

Save the Children started on 9 August its CBS activities and will coordinate its surveillance activities with KPHF in Al-Managil locality in Gezira State.


Lack of timely updates on COVID-19 epidemiological situation, including detailed data sharing and reporting (line lists) on the status of patients, makes analysis and planning difficult.