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Patient in Schweinfurt tested positive again: How often can you get infected with the coronavirus?


A 62-year-old from Schweinfurt was considered cured, but months later his corona test was positive again. Did he get infected again?

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Corona test sticks: Already at the beginning of the corona crisis there were reports of possible reinfections

Photo: Sven Hoppe / DPA

What he had to tell, Bernd Peters * wrote in an email to SPIEGEL, was a Corona story "of a different kind". It is not a lament about the annoying mask requirement, a canceled vacation due to travel restrictions or sedate doctor's offices that refuse a corona test. Bernd Peters would like to report on a visitation and asks for a call back. When the 62-year-old answered the phone a few days later in his apartment near Schweinfurt, he had to catch his breath. What he says has it all.

It is mid-March when the coronavirus came into his life and quickly struck with full force, says Peters. "March 16, Corona positive for my mother and my wife," he reads aloud and leafed through the family's medical files, which now fill an entire folder. "March 19th, test with me, result positive." Two weeks later, Peter's mother was dead and his wife was in an artificial coma, she is still not entirely healthy. Peters himself developed only mild symptoms.

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Source: spiegel

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