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South Africa hits 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, still not at peak

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RELATED: Health experts concerned over arrival of new flu season amid COVID-19 pandemicSouth Africa, with a population of about 58 million, has the fifth-highest number of cases in the world, behind the U.S., Brazil, Russia and India, all countries with significantly higher populations, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

Experts say the true toll of the pandemic worldwide is much higher than confirmed cases, due to limited testing and other reasons.“Half a million is a significant milestone, because it shows we’ve entered a stage of rapid increases.

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