Wednesday 20th January 2021
Probably the first case in Germany
Man dies after second corona infection
In Baden-Württemberg, a registered corona patient died after a second infection with the virus. It is the first such case that has become known in the southwest, and possibly also in Germany.
The man had lived in the Freudenstadt district, said the state health office. In April 2020, a corona infection was detected in him for the first time. At the end of December, the man was infected again, which was found in early January. “ The patient later died of Covid 19 pneumonia (pneumonia) and sepsis with multiple organ failure.” First the research network of WDR, NDR and “Süddeutscher Zeitung” reported on it.
As the association continues to write, it is a 73-year-old man. Stefan Brockmann, who heads the health protection and epidemiology department at the state health office, said it was the first known death after a second infection in the southwest.
Only two cases known worldwide so far
“ The re is no evidence that he had any of the new virus variants,” said Brockmann. The man had previous illnesses. It is likely that he did not develop strong immunity with the first infection, according to Brockmann. The chance that a person will be infected with the corona virus a second time is very low so far. The re are isolated cases in which the patients did not develop enough antibodies the first time.
According to the report by WDR, NDR and “Süddeutscher Zeitung”, this is only the third known death worldwide after a corona reinfection. In October, an 89-year-old Dutch woman died, but she was immunocompromised. In December, an Israeli newspaper reported that a 74-year-old resident of a nursing home there, after surviving the initial infection in August, became infected again and died, although he had tested negative three times in between.