According to the statement from Fortis hospital, Bengaluru has reported its first case of coronavirus infection where a 27-year-old woman who was first tested positive in the month of July and was discharged upon full recovery from a mild form of the infection. The test was conducted on the patient who did not have any co-morbidities, and she did develop any immunity towards the coronavirus infection.
Dr Pratik Patil who is an infectious diseases consultant at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta road facility said that ” This is possibly the first reported case of COVID-19 fraction in the city”.
He further added that “Normally in a case of infection, after 2-3 weeks of infection the COVID Immunoglobin G antibody test comes positive showing that the patient has developed the COVID fighting cells. But in this patient, the antibody test has come out negative which means she did not develop immunity or the antibodies after her first infection. The other possibility is that the antibodies disappeared within a month leaving her susceptible for getting reinfected from the coronavirus.
Reinfected from the coronavirus means that the antibodies may not be produced by every individual or if they do develop they antibodies may not last long enough, therefore, allowing the virus to enter the body and caused the infection again.