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.
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.
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.