(CMR) An elderly Dutch woman is the first person to die after getting COVID-19 twice.
The 89-year-old patient was admitted to hospital in the Netherlands with COVID-19 and was released after five days when she only had fatigue as a symptom.
Subsequent tests revealed that she had COVID-19 again and there were no antibodies in her system when tested twice. She died two weeks later.
The woman, who had a rare type of bone marrow cancer, had a compromised immune system from the treatment she was receiving for the disease.
She began chemotherapy for her cancer two months after her coronavirus fight, but developed a fever, cough and had difficulty breathing.