CORONAVIRUS is continuing to sweep the globe – with almost 500,000 cases worldwide in 182 countries.
Yet, among the confirmed cases, the latest figures how more than 89,000 people, many of whom are in China where the virus originated, have managed to recover from the deadly illness.
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However, while the recovery rate is promising, it does not mean that those who have been infected with coronavirus are not still at risk.
And experts say having the virus once does not mean you cannot get sick from it again.
According to a new report from doctors on the front lines of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, where the virus emerged, as many as ten per cent of recovered coronavirus patients in China tested positive again after being discharged from hospital.
The medics reported that between three and ten per cent of cured patients became reinfected with the illness, though it’s unclear whether they were contagious the second time, the South China Morning Post reported.
Tongji Hospital, which identified the first Covid-19 case, confirmed that five of 145 patients — a little over three per cent — tested positive again in nucleic acid tests, according to state broadcaster CCTV.