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First death after reinfection with Covid-19 observed in Germany

Source : 112 Ukraine

A 73-year-old citizen of Baden-Württemberg got infected with SARS-CoV-2 for the first time in April and got infected again in December
14:21, 21 January 2021

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In Germany, the lethal case is observed as the result of the reinfection with coronavirus as Suddeutsche Zeitung reported, citing the Health Ministry of Baden-Württemberg.

According to the regional council of Stuttgart, a 73-year-old citizen of Baden-Württemberg got infected with SARS-CoV-2 for the first time in April and overcame the disease successfully. In December, he got reinfected. On January 11, the man died ‘from pneumonia Covid-19 and sepsis with multi-organ failure’.

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The longtime asymptomatic stage lasted between two cases of infection as Deputy Head of Infectious Monitoring Department of Health Department of Stuttgart Christine Wagner-Wiening underlined. Moreover, during the second case of infection, the wife of the patient also got the virus. The samples taken from the man had a lot of viral genetic material.

It is the first confirmed death from reinfection in Germany.

The health service cannot tell whether or not the man who had suffered from heart disease was infected with a mutated form of the virus.

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The British variant of the virus B.1.17 was firstly detected in Germany in the Freudenstadt area, where the infected person lived. However, there is no epidemiologic evidence that the deceased contacted with this variant.

As we reported, in Germany, at the hospital of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, a 35-year-old patient was diagnosed with the new strain of coronavirus that does not look like earlier detected variants in South Africa and the UK.

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