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Professor dies of COVID after collapsing during online class

Paola de Simone suffered from virus symptoms for weeks before dying
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Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 12:14:57-04

BUENOS AIRES — A college professor died of COVID-19 after collapsing during the middle of an online class while students watched, unable to help.

Paola de Simone, 46, a professor at the Universidad Argentina de la Empressa in Buenos Aires, began struggling to breathe while teaching Wednesday. Her students asked for her address to send an ambulance, but de Simone was unable to speak, FOX News reports.

The teacher replied "I can't" before she passed out. De Simone was later found dead at her home by her husband, who works as a doctor in Argentina.

De Simone, who had been with school for 15 years, had been battling the coronavirus for weeks before she passed away. In a Twitter post days earlier, she said her COVID symptoms had continued even after four weeks.