In Sichuan Province in southwestern China, a case of re-infection with covid-2019 coronavirus was detected in a man who had been cured of it and discharged from another hospital. This is reported by The Beijing-zinnbao.
It is noted that the infected Chinese is already in a hospital in Chengdu. “It is not yet clear whether members of his family have contracted the disease. We will report this as soon as the results of the analysis are received,” a representative of the local health and safety committee said.
The publication adds that the patient was re-infected on February 19. Before that, he was in isolation and treated according to the old standards.
Worldwide, there are currently 2,247 deaths from the new coronavirus. The number of infected increased to 76.7 thousand, more than 18.4 thousand people recovered.
The coronavirus outbreak was first reported in China’s Wuhan in late December 2019. In addition to China, cases have been detected in more than 20 countries. The virus is transmitted from person to person. Its symptoms are fever, rapid fatigue and coughing with sputum.