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This update – the 63rd 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 have continued to decline, averaging around 278 per day (↓29% from last week’s average of 393). In total, the number of cases recorded in the country now stands at 2,92 million6, with the death toll at 89 251 (up by 147). Globally, COVID-19 infections total more than 248,6 million, with the death toll passing 5 million this week. On the vaccination front, 7,15 billion vaccine doses have now been administered worldwide7. For South Africa, this figure stands at ~22,8 million, with a daily average of ~184 000 doses administered in the past week.

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