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In what is seen as a rare occurrence, a Mumbai doctor on Tuesday (July 27, 2021) said that she had examined COVID-19 positive thrice in over a year. She contracted the virus twice after being wholly vaccinated. Dr. Shrusthi Halari, 26, works at the Mulund COVID-19 Centre in Mumbai and tested positive three times in the last 13 months.

She was infected with coronavirus for the first time in June 2020 and then on May 29 and July 11 after being fully vaccinated. Dr. Shrusthi also stated that her entire family had received both doses by April end and tested positive for the first time in July.

Dr. Shrusthi expressed that the reinfections are complicated.

“I suffered more the third time. My brother and mother have diabetes, and my father has hypertension and cholesterol problems. My brother had difficulty breathing, so he was kept on oxygen for two days,” she stated. Her swab samples have now also been collected for genome sequencing as part of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s study into the occurrence of the infection after receiving two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

The doctor also said a test for Covid antibodies in the blood returned positive results.

Experts have pointed out that a Covid vaccine does not translate to immunity from the disease and that even after both doses, people can still get infected.

The benefit of the vaccine, they have stressed, is that breakthrough infections (infections after vaccination) are milder, rarely require hospitalization, and are very unlikely to be fatal.

“I have seen patients who became Covid positive after both doses. Patients of all ages can have breakthrough infections. Still, vaccines reduce the effect and help the patient recover quickly,” Dr. Behram Pardiwala, chief of Internal Medicine at Mumbai’s Wockhardt Hospital, said.

Meanwhile, Mumbai recorded five COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, its lowest addition in a day to the toll after March 16. The city has so far witnessed 15,789 coronavirus-related fatalities. There were also 343 new infections in Mumbai, which took its coronavirus tally to 7,34,761.

By Ram

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