While Delhi is witnessing a slowdown in the number of new daily cases, there is an emerging cause of worry for the authorities.
Some hospitals in the national capital have said they are seeing recovered coronavirus patients returning to them with recurrence of the infection.
Earlier this month, the Delhi government-run Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital saw two instances of patients with relapse of coronavirus, almost one-and-a-half months after they were cured of the infection. In both the instances of relapse, the patients had moderate symptoms.
Aakash Healthcare in Dwarka had also reported a case where a cancer patient recovered from coronavirus and contracted the disease again after a couple of months. The second time proved fatal for the patient who succumbed to the virus.
Experts were left baffled last month when the case of a Delhi policeman having a relapse of the novel coronavirus had emerged.
In the same month, a similar case had surfaced in the national capital after a nurse employed at a civic-run dedicated COVID-19 hospital had tested positive again after recovering from the contagious disease.