Reinfection of COVID-19 prisoner spread virus in central jail Dimapur

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100 test positive in Central jail Dimapur

Kohima, Oct. 13 (NPN): Altogether 94 prisoners and six staff of Dimapur Central Jail have tested COVID-19 positive. Adviser for Prisons and Printing & Stationery, H Haiying said all the cases are asymptomatic. Nagaland registered 221 fresh case on 12th Oct. with 166 case from Dimapur alone.

He said one prisoner, who was booked under National Security Act (NSA), was transferred from Tuensang district and brought to the prison on August 13.

According to Haiying, the prisoner was brought after having tested negative and after more than a month, he tested positive and that’s how the virus spread. He said that temporary arrangement was made within the jail premises where the positive patients were being taken care of.

Haiying said the jail staff maintained all protocols by keeping new prisoners in isolation and even the prisoner from Tuensang was kept in quarantine before being shifted to the jail.

TNN | Sep 6, 2020: Bengaluru: Woman tested Covid negative, discharged, turns out positive a month later:

A 27-year-old woman from Bengaluru is suspected to be a case of reinfection of SARS-CoV2. The Covid positive woman who was discharged from a private hospital in July after she tested negative came back with similar symptoms of cough, fever, sore throat a month later, and tested positive again.

Fortis hospital, Bannerghatta road where she was treated in both the episodes claims that it is a case of reinfection. The patient was tested positive for Covid on July 6 and she was admitted to Fortis on July 7. She recovered well and she turned out to be negative on July 24, following which she was discharged on July 25.

She also returned to work once she was better post discharge. However, on August 25, she developed symptoms again and consulted doctors, followed by tests. She tested positive for a rapid antigen test. “After the rapid test gave positive results, we conducted the RT-PCR test as well and she turned out to be positive. We also did an antibody test for her, only to know that there were no antibodies present,” said Dr Pratik Patil, Consultant, Infectious Diseases, Fortis hospital.

According to the doctors, this can mean two things. “Either her body has not developed antibodies at all, or it didn’t last for more than a month,” said Dr Prathik.

Visakhapatnam, May 9,2020 (The Hindu): Discharged patient tests positive again

Probably for the first time in the State, a COVID-19 patient who was discharged from the hospital after testing negative, tested positive again in Visakhapatnam.

According to officials from the Health Department, the 30-year-old man from Railway New Colony area who had a travel history to Mumbai had tested COVID-19 positive in March.

Subsequently, four of his close contacts also tested positive. In April, he was discharged from the hospital, so were the other members gradually.

On Friday, he along with one of his close contacts, a 18-month old baby, tested COVID-19 positive in the rapid tests.

“It is yet to be ascertained how this man had got infected with coronavirus. Earlier, when the Health Department officials conducted tests, the 18-month old baby was tested negative. Now the baby and the man tested positive.

How long does it take for symptoms of COVID-19 to appear?

Transmission
In the midst of a pandemic, people may be concerned about feeling unwell and worry about the cause of their symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 typically appear 2–14 days after exposure to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus.

The virus spreads primarily through saliva droplets or discharge from the nose when a person who has contracted it sneezes or coughs.

Regular and thorough hand washing is effective in helping prevent the spread of illness, and the widespread use of cloth face coverings may also help.

Symptoms of COVID-19 to appear
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that symptoms typically appear 2–14 days after exposure.

The findings of 2020 research on 181 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection suggest that 97.5% of those who are symptomatic will begin to show symptoms within 11.5 days. The researchers also estimate that the mean incubation period for SARS-CoV-2 was 5.1 days.

Although the majority of people develop symptoms within 14 days of getting the virus, in some people, it can take longer. The study authors note that other research has shown that in 101 of every 10,000 individuals who get COVID-19, the incubation period is longer than 14 days.

Summary
Although the time that it takes for COVID-19 symptoms to appear varies from person to person, the mean incubation period is 5.1 days.

A person should seek immediate medical advice if they experience any severe symptoms.