Israel’s health authorities are investigating whether a man who died of the coronavirus, months after recovering from the disease, was infected with a new strain or is the country’s first death from COVID reinfection, the Kan public broadcaster reports.
The man, who died this week, was a 74-year-old resident of a nursing home. He first contracted the virus in August and was hospitalized in serious condition. After making a recovery, he took three coronavirus tests that turned up negative.
The man was recently brought to the Sheba Medical Center and was confirmed to be infected with COVID-19. He died this week from the virus.