• A 90-year-old Belgian woman died in March after contracting two coronavirus strains at the same time.
  • The woman, who had both the UK and South African variant, died five days after getting sick.
  • Researchers say the case is the first of its kind, but warn there could be more.
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A 90-year-old Belgian woman who died from COVID-19 in March contracted both the UK and South African strain simultaneously, researchers said at a press conference on Sunday.

Her case, which was discussed at this year’s European Congress on Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) as part of Belgian research, is believed to be the first of its kind.

The woman, who reportedly was not vaccinated, got…

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