People who recover from COVID-19 but test positive for the virus
again days or weeks later are not shedding viral particles and are
not infectious, according to
data released Tuesday by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and
The so-called “re-positive” cases have raised fears that an
infection with the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, could
“reactivate” in recovered patients or that recovering from the
infection may fail to produce even short-lived immunity, allowing
patients to immediately become re-infected if they are exposed.
The new data from Korea should ease those concerns.
Source: FS – All – Science – News
Recovered COVID-19 patients test positive but not
infectious, data finds