People who have been healed with COVID-19 are confirmed to have been diagnosed with the virus again in Delhi – Insiderfolks, Although Delhi is facing a decline in the number of new cases on a regular basis, there is a growing cause of concern for the authorities.
Several hospitals in the national capital have confirmed seeing healed coronavirus patients returning to them with recurrence of infection.
Earlier this month, the Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital reported two incidents of coronavirus relapse patients, nearly one and a half months after the infection had been cured. For all cases of regression, patients have mild signs.
Aakash Healthcare in Dwarka has documented a case in which a cancer patient healed from coronavirus and recurred to the disease after a couple of months. The second cycle proved lethal for a woman who had succumbed to the infection.
Scientists were left puzzled last month when the case of a Delhi police officer with a relapse of the novel coronavirus appeared.
In the same month, a related case arose in the national capital after a nurse working in a civic-run hospital named COVID-19 had been confirmed positive again despite healing from infectious disease.
Dr. BL Sherwal, Medical Director of the Delhi Government Hospital, told PTI News Agency that until the virus is cultured or gene sequencing is completed, it would be difficult to decide if it is another type of the virus that has infected the individual for the second time.
“There could be a relapse. The virus should be removed from the body, particularly from the sputum. They have proof that by the ninth or tenth day the virus is non-infectious and the patients are not checked again,” he said.
Nevertheless, the virus has been reported to be active in patients that have survived for 39 to 40 days, “he said.
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