SA ranked 5th globally for COVID-19 infections

File: A City of Tshwane Health official looks on as she conducts a screening exercise on a taxi operator before testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District.

File: A City of Tshwane Health official looks on as she conducts a screening exercise on a taxi operator before testing for the COVID-19 at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District.

Phill Magakoe / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has the fifth-highest number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the world.

The country is behind the USA, Brazil, India, and Russia.

However, South Africa has the smallest population among this group.

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The country now makes up about half of Africa's overall cases.

Gauteng is the continent's COVID-19 epicentre.

The country's death toll has surpassed 5,000.

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