A college professor in Argentina died on Wednesday after she struggled to breathe and collapsed during a virtual zoom lecture following a week-long battle with the Corona virus.
According to report, Paola de Simone, 46, taught at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE) in Buenos Aires.
She was married and had a daughter, according to Clarin, a newspaper in the country.
De Simone had previously detailed her struggle with COVID-19 in a Twitter post on Aug 28, writing that her symptoms had failed to subside after four weeks.
In the post, she added that her husband, in the medical therapy and emergencies field, was exhausted from working so much as the virus continued to impact the South American city.
During the Zoom lecture, her students watched from their own screens as she struggled to breathe, according to report.
They asked for her address so they could call an ambulance, but the teacher was hardly able to speak. She only responded “I can’t” before passing out.
The Universidad Argentina de la Empresa released a statement conveying “deep sorrow” over her passing, adding that she was a professor at the department of government and international relations and had 15 years of experience at the university.
The college wrote “Paola was a passionate and dedicated teacher, and a great person,” the school wrote.
Friends and colleagues expressed their grief at her passing, including Facundo Cruz, an academic coordinator at UADE.