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This update – the 60th of its kind – contains a consolidated overview of the South African supply chain and the current state of international trade. On the pandemic, newly reported COVID-19 infections have once again shown a significant decrease, averaging around 724 per day (↓28% from last week’s average of 1 012). In total, the number of cases recorded in the country now stands at 2,91 million[1], with the death toll at 88 506 (up by 402, which is another considerable drop from recent weeks). Globally, COVID-19 infections total more than 239 million, with the death toll nearing 4,9 million people. On the vaccination front, more than 6,61 billion vaccine doses have now been administered worldwide[2]. For South Africa, this figure stands at ~19,83 million, with a daily average of ~147 000 doses administered in the past seven days.

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[1] Johns Hopkins, Coronavirus Resource Centre. Coronavirus JJHU.

[2] Our World in Data, Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations. Our World in Data

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