Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has reactivated in 91 patients, reports the news agency “Ronhap”.
Repeated infection with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was detected in South Korea in 91 people who had previously suffered from the disease caused by it. This was reported on Friday, April 10, by the South Korean news agency Ryonhap, citing the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
Re-infection was detected only a short period of time after the patients were released after quarantine, the report goes on. The KCDC believes it is very likely that it is not a new infection, but a reactivation of a virus that has already entered the body. Previously, a number of virologists and epidemiologists have suggested that coronavirus may remain latent in some body cells, after which it reactivates and attacks the respiratory system.
The KCDC is also trying to find out if the body is producing re-infected antibodies against COVID-19, which some experts believe prevent the virus from being transmitted to other people.
The patient is considered to have fully recovered from COVID-19 after two tests with a negative result at 24-hour intervals, says Ronhap.
The number of new SARS-CoV-2 cases in South Korea is falling.
In South Korea, the number of new cases of coronavirus infections reported daily has fallen below 30 for the first time since 20 February. In total, there are almost 10,500,000 infected in the country. Globally, the total number of cases of infection with the virus has exceeded 1 million 600 thousand.