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This update – the 59th 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 1 012 per day (↓33% from last week’s average of 1 513). In total, the number of cases recorded in the country now stands at 2,91 million[1], with the death toll at 88 104 (up by 478, which is a substantial decrease from recent weeks). Globally, COVID-19 infections total more than 237 million, with the death toll nearing 4,8 million people. On the vaccination front, more than 6,44 billion vaccine doses have now been administered worldwide[2]. For South Africa, this figure stands at ~18,65 million, with a daily average of ~160 000 doses administered in the past seven days. In Africa, the matter of equal access to vaccines remains a contentious issue, as the WCO ESA RPSG this week published an update on the vaccination uptake on the continent[3].

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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

[3] WCO ESA RPSG. 06/10/2021. An overview of the Covid-19 vaccine uptake in Africa.

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