PRETORIA: She was the second TUT student reported to have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) has suspended all contact classes following the death of another student from COVID-19 related complications.
The student, who lived on campus, passed away last week. She was the second TUT student reported to have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
“We are extremely sad. The staff [and] the students as well. I would like to take this opportunity also to say condolences to the family and convey that message. A young life lost is devastating to the community, the University, to her friends and family as well, says TUT Spokesperson, Phaphama Tshisikhawe.
“Contact classes have been suspended and starting today actually. It’s not only because of the COVID-19 related death that we are experiencing in the university. It’s mostly because the infections are on a spike,” says Tshisikhawe.
South Africa has seen a rise in Covid-19 infections since the last month with daily cases reported to be between 3000-5000. As of Monday, South Africa has recorded 3 285 new coronavirus infections in the last 24-hour cycle, taking the total number to 1 699 849.
The country has also recorded 89 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Monday. This brings the total number of deaths to 57 063.
Recoveries now stand at 1 581 540, representing a recovery rate of 93,0%. The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 11 899 793.