Coronavirus aka SARS-CoV-2 aka COVID-19 is unlike anything that we have know for a long time. Even the world’s best scientists and medical professionals are only still learning about the virus, which has resulted in more confusion than a conclusion. For months we were told that the virus won’t affect a recovered COVID-19 patient as they have developed antibodies to fight further infection. But there have been several cases around the world where patients who have been declared as recovered getting reinfected, sometimes after months.
In the past few weeks, several cases of COVID-19 reinfections have been reported from across India. Two cases were reported from Mumbai, where patients who were declared recovered in July tested positive for COVID-19.
Earlier, a resident doctor from the anaesthesia department of Sion Hospital and three doctors from BYL Nair Hospital, including a resident, a senior medical officer and an assistant professor, had tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time after recovering from the first infection months ago.
A private hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday confirmed COVID re-infection in a 27-year-old woman who had tested positive in July and was discharged after recovery.