Skip to content


This update – the 65th of its kind – contains a consolidated overview of the South African supply chain and the current state of international trade. There has been an alarming increase in this week’s newly reported COVID-19 infections, averaging around 360 per day (↑31% from last week’s average of 275). In total, the number of cases recorded in the country now stands at 2,93 million6, with the death toll at 89 555 (up by 103). Globally, COVID-19 infections total more than 256 million, with the death toll passing 5,35 million this week. On the vaccination front, 7,62 billion vaccine doses have now been administered worldwide7. For South Africa, this figure stands at ~24,4 million, with a daily average of ~110 000 doses administered in the past week.

Read more: