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This update – the 80th 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 1 246 per day (↓13% from last week’s average of 1 430). South Africa has recorded 3,71million6 positive cases, with 99 932 recorded deaths (up by 103). Although COVID-19 is not yet a thing of the

past, positive cases (and positive rates, currently ~5%) and deaths have subsided in recent weeks. Globally, the case tally stands at 477 million infected by COVID-19, with 6,11 million deaths recorded. Around 11,14billion vaccine doses have been administered globally, with the South African count at 33,11 million.

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