Study Reveals First Death from Covid-19 Recurrence in Brazil

Patient was a 44-year-old pharmacist from Sergipe who received a positive diagnosis in May and June 2020


The death of a 44-year-old pharmacist is the first documented as a Covid-19 recurrence, according to a study published last Friday (12) in the specialized journal Journal of Infection.

The professional had his first diagnosis for Covid-19 on May 8, 2020, with mild symptoms, and resumed his duties after completing quarantine. On June 13, he returned to a positive diagnosis of the disease, which progressed rapidly, and died on June 24.

It is impossible to confirm whether the case was a new infection or whether the virus from the same infection returned to attack the patient because it was not possible to isolate the sample to carry out the genetic mapping of the virus the first time he received the diagnosis.

The research, which was carried out by researchers at the Federal University of Sergipe in partnership with eight other institutions, also identified 32 other cases of Covid-19 recurrence Brazilian patients.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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