A health worker wearing personal protective equipment performs an oral swab on a woman at a temporary COVID-19 coronavirus testing station in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has the sixth-highest number of infections globally, according to statistics compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
South Africa currently has just over 324,000 COVID-19 cases.
Over 150,000 of those cases are still active.
Countries that rank higher than South Africa are Peru, Russia, India and Brazil. America tops the list with over 3.5-million infections.
It is important to note that the data is based purely on the number of confirmed cases and does not factor in population size.
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