A case of Covid double infection, that is, infection by two different variants of the virus at the same time has been found in a doctor from Dibrugarh, Assam.
A report published in an English daily from Assam quoting Dr Biswajyoti Barkakoty of ICMR-RMRC Lahowal states: "India has not reported any case of double infection so far. We recently detected one case who happens to be a doctor in Dibrugarh. ICMR is in the process of reporting the case and documenting it."
The report says the infected doctor is a women and she has been infected by 'alpha' and 'delta' variants of SARS-COV-2 at the same time.The report says the infected doctor is a women and she has been infected by 'alpha' and 'delta' variants of SARS-COV-2 at the same time. It was also mentioned that the lady doctor was double vaccinated and was infected one month after the second dose. However, she was mildly symptomatic and didn't require hospitalisation.
According to doctors, such double infection could be due to contraction of infection from two different people. Few such cases have been recently reported from Brazil, Portugal and Belgium.