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Methods From 2005 to 2014, infants less than 90 days of age with invasive GBS disease were identified through sentinel laboratory and hospital admission surveillance at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto, South Africa. Results We identified 820 cases of invasive GBS disease, including 55% among newborns <7 days age (i.e. early-onset disease; EOD). The overall incidence (per 1,000 live births) of invasive GBS disease was 2.59 (95% CI: 2.42-2.77), including 1.41 (95% CI:doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169101 pmid:28036363 pmcid:PMC5201280 fatcat:bejs7rfxnjep5h5oe764vdjxa4