More Coronavirus Patients Are Testing Positive Again After Recovery

Coronavirus patients in South Korea are now testing positive for the virus a second time, health officials are warning, following similar reports in other countries.

Bloomberg reported Thursday that the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said in a statement announcing a formal investigation that dozens of patients have retested positive for the disease.

“While we are putting more weight on reactivation as the possible cause, we are conducting a comprehensive study on this,” KCDC Director-General Jeong Eun-kyeong said, according to Bloomberg. “There have been many cases when a patient during treatment will test negative one day and positive another.”

NPR reported late last month that similar cases were also discovered in Wuhan, China, where health officials say that some people who tested positive weeks ago for the virus have tested positive again, including two doctors treating patients with the virus.

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SOURCE: The Hill, John Bowden