Tertiary institutions across South Africa shared their COVID-19 related statistics and figures with Universities South Africa (USAF). “Twenty staff members and two students from across the country have died from the coronavirus” reported the Mail and Guardian in an article published on 23 July.

Below are COVID-19 statistics across South African Universities.

UP’s Current COVID-19 Count

The University of Pretoria (UP) reported its first and second cases of COVID-19 in March. The first being a faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) campus and the second; a staff member from the Veterinary Sciences Faculty at Onderstepoort campus. To date, UP has 124 recorded cases of COVID-19; 47 occupationally acquired cases and 77 non-occupationally acquired cases – both of these statistics including students and staff members. The COVID-19 figures for UP is updated every second Monday and is available on the UP website under coronavirus updates.

Steps are taken to trace those who have been in contact with any of the infected students or staff members. The situation is monitored constantly, and the university is working with appropriate health authorities in this regard.


 Illustration: Giovanna Janos

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