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This update – the 61st 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 511 per day (↓29% from last week’s average of 724). In total, the number of cases recorded in the country now stands at 2,92 million[1], with the death toll at 88 891 (up by 385). Lastly, active COVID-19 infections have dropped below 20 000 for the first time since August. Globally, COVID-19 infections total more than 243 million, with the death toll nearing 4,94 million people. On the vaccination front, more than 6,82 billion vaccine doses have now been administered worldwide[2]. For South Africa, this figure stands at ~20,6 million, with a daily average of ~110 000 doses administered in the past week.

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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