Bengaluru hospital experiences first case of covid reinfection in metropolis


Bengaluru, September 6

In what might be the primary case of a coronavirus re-infection in Karnataka, a 27-year-old lady has once more been discovered constructive for the illness after her remedy and discharge, a personal hospital in Bengaluru mentioned on Sunday.

“Fortis Hospital, Banneghatta Road, has reported the first case of Covid re-infection,” mentioned a hospital spokesperson.

However, the federal government didn’t but verify if this was the primary case of re-infection within the state.

Om Prakash Patil, Director, Health and Family Welfare Services, informed IANS that they may search info from the districts. “So far, nobody has reported,” he mentioned.

The lady, who doesn’t have any comorbidities, fell sufferer to the virus for the primary time in July with gentle signs of cough and fever.

Following remedy, she recovered and was discharged.

“However, in a span of one month, she has developed mild symptoms and has been confirmed to have a Covid infection again,” mentioned the official.

According to Pratik Patil, advisor for infectious ailments within the hospital, Covid immunoglobulin G antibodies take a look at constructive after two to a few weeks of an infection in regular circumstances.

“However, in this patient, the antibody tested negative which means she did not develop immunity after infection. Other possibility is that the IgG antibodies disappeared in nearly one month leaving her susceptible for reinfection,” he mentioned.

According to the physician, some reinfection circumstances could not produce antibodies and even when they develop, they could not last more, permitting the virus to renter the physique for a more recent an infection.

Karnataka has been constantly registering each day Covid infections within the vary of seven,000 to 9,000 plus circumstances.

On Saturday, the state registered 9,746 extra Covid circumstances, elevating its tally to three.89 lakh.

Majority of the circumstances within the southern state are concentrated in Bengaluru Urban district, which has 1.44 lakh circumstances, out of which 41,479 are lively. IANS



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