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This update – the 52nd of its kind – contains a consolidated overview of the South African supply chain and the current state of international trade. Pandemic-wise, this week has seen a slight increase in newly reported COVID-19 infections in South Africa, averaging approximately 12 021 infections per day (↑18% from last week’s average of 10 169). However, despite the slight weekly increase, there has been a decrease in the average daily COVID-19 admissions and deaths comparing the previous 14 days and the current 14 days in all provinces, according to the NICD. Nevertheless, the total number of cases recorded in the country has still risen, now at 2,65 million, with the death toll rising to 78 694 (up by 2 447).

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