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Covid-19 Update 58: Advice from Scientists Collective


Update on the latest Covid-19 testing and infection of staff and students.

Two staff members and five students reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the past week out of a population of approximately 37 500 students and 5 500 staff members. They are self-isolating in line with national directives and are observing all University protocols.  

  • Number of infections

27 Nov – 03 Dec 2020

22 Jun – 03 Dec







The data provided in the table above is based on the number of infections reported to the Occupational Health and Safety Office and the Campus Health and Wellness Centre. Read more about Wits’ COVID-19 policies, rules, protocols, resources and updates at

We appeal to all members of the University community to please maintain social distancing, wear masks, sanitise regularly, and obey all Wits’ COVID-19 policies and protocols. [WATCH] this video on how you can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and take heed of the advice offered by The Scientists Collective (many of whom are Witsies).