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Covid reinfection: Bengaluru woman recovers then tests positive; govt calls meet

Sep 07, 2020 18:39 IST
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A case of reported Covid reinfection in Karnataka’s Bengaluru has caused some flutters in the government. K. Sudhakar, Karnataka’s Medical Education minister, said that he had called a meeting of experts to discuss the case. He said that Fortis, a private hospital, reported that a 27-year-old woman tested positive within months of recovering from the disease. The patient had suffered her first infection in July 2020, recovering the same month. She tested positive for a second time in the last week of August. The minister said that he would see whether antibodies were detected when she recovered the first time. Antibodies are protective proteins which battle the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 illness. Karnataka has recorded over 3.9 lakh Covid cases so far with over 6,300 deaths. Watch the full video for more.

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