Comorbidity is the presence of one or more additional medical conditions often co-occurring or co-existing with a primary condition. In the context of COVID-19 it refers to existing chronic diseases that could put people at a higher risk of developing complications if they are infected with the Coronavirus. People across all ages with existing comorbidities like diabetes and hypertension – which seem to be the most prevalent – are more at risk of becoming severely ill if they get COVID-19. This is why the Health Department is urging all South Africans to play their part in protecting the more vulnerable members of society – people with comorbidities at any age and people aged 59 and older with or without comorbidities – from becoming infected with the virus.
The College has received a report of a student who has tested positive for COVID-19 on the 14 July 2020. Following the confirmation of the case, the College contacted Higher Health and the Department of Health to start contact tracing of those who might have been in contact with the student concerned.
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