South Africa reaches over 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases

South Africa has reported that its reached over 500,000 coronavirus COVID-19 cases, and it hasn't even reached its peak yet.

Published Mon, Aug 3 2020 7:02 AM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Since the start of the pandemic, health experts have been expressing their concern about developing countries dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

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Now, if we haven't yet understood why their concern was justified, we can now as South Africa has reported its surpassed its 500,000th confirmed COVID-19 case. This figure represents more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in the 54 countries located in Africa. Chopera, executive manager of the Sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence said that South Africa will have multiple peaks across the country.

Currently, South Africa has the fifth-highest number of cases in the world, following the U.S, Brazil, Russia, and India. It should be noted; while South Africa is placed at fifth in world, it only has a population of 58 million, which is considerably less than the countries ranked higher. If you are after any more information about this topic, check out this link here. If you want a renowned coronavirus tracker, check out this tracker here.

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