‘First case’ of COVID-19 reinfection found in Bengaluru

The woman had tested positive in July and was discharged after testing negative, Fortis Hospital said.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test | File Photo: PTI

A private hospital in Bengaluru has said a 27-year-old woman has tested positive for COVID-19 again a month after recovery from the infection in what it claimed to be the first case of reinfection in the city.

The woman had tested positive in July and was discharged after testing negative, Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru said. But she developed symptoms again and was found to have transmitted COVID again, it said.

“A 27-yr-old female found to be the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection in Bengaluru. She tested positive in July and was discharged after testing negative. However, in a month she developed mild symptoms and was confirmed to have transmitted COVID again,” said the hospital.

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