Amsterdam : The Netherlands reportedly became the first country to witness COVID-19 reinfection deaths on Tuesday (October 13, 2020), with coronavirus cases increasing worldwide.
According to the Dutch National Institute of Health and Environment, an 89-year-old Dutch woman succumbed after being infected with COVID-19 for the second time.
Reuters reported “She also had a rare form of bone marrow cancer.”
Dutch women are not the only cases of coronavirus re-infection in the world, as cases of secondary infection by SARS-CoV-2 have been reported in the United States (USA), Hong Kong, Belgium and Ecuador.
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In the United States, a 25-year-old from Reno (Nevada) was reported to be infected with the virus in April after showing mild symptoms, and then again in a more serious fight at the end of May.
According to the journal’Lancet Infectious Diseases’, patients had two SARS-CoV-2 positive tests, separated by two negative tests conducted at the May follow-up, the first on April 18 and the second on June 5. received.
“The genomic analysis of SARS-CoV-2 showed genetically significant differences between each strain associated with each infection case. The second infection had more symptoms than the first,” the journal said.
“So, if you have been previously exposed to SARS-CoV-2, full immunity may not be guaranteed in all cases. All individuals, whether or not previously diagnosed with COVID-19, should take the same precautions to avoid SARS-CoV-2 infection. Reinfection may be related to vaccine development and application. “I added.
Meanwhile, the Dutch GGD (City Public Health Service) announced last week that 43,903 people tested positive for COVID-19, an increase of more than 16,000 from the previous week, and a 60% increase. About 150 COVID-19 deaths were reported last week, and the deaths were over 35 years old.
Meanwhile, according to data from Johns Hopkins University at IST on Wednesday at 7pm, there were a total of 3,82,07,395 coronavirus cases worldwide, and 10,87,470 people died.