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This update – the 78th of its kind – contains a consolidated overview of the South African supply chain and the current state of international trade. Newly reported COVID-19 infections continued to decrease and averaged approximately 1 536 per day (↓10% from last week’s average of 1 711) this week. In total, South Africa has now recorded 3,69 million6 cases, with 99 681 (up by 182) regrettably succumbing to the virus. Globally, the case tally now stands at 454 million infected by COVID-19, with 6,03 million deaths recorded. Around 10,85 billion vaccine doses have been administered globally7, with the South African tally standing at 32,3 million.

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