Coronavirus: Bombshell as 14% of patients who recovered test positive again in China

China has discovered that roughly 14% of patients who recovered from coronavirus test positive for the killer disease again, with the mechanism behind the virus’ apparent ability to re-infect a complete mystery.

This comes after Japan reported that a female tour-bus guide aged in her 40s had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus for a second time in Osaka.

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Normally, when you overcome a virus you gain immunity for a while afterwards which is why it is so rare for children to get chickenpox twice.

The statistics from China came from reports from hospitals in Guangdong province.

A positive test means the “recovered” patients may still be carrying the virus, straitstimes.com reports.

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Currently, scientists do not know why it happens and whether these patients could still be infectious, said Song Tie, deputy director of the Guangdong Centre of Disease Control and Prevention.

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