The first confirmed case of reinfection of the coronavirus has been identified by a group of University of Hong Kong researchers.
In an article that was accepted for publication in the journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases, the researchers revealed a second infection of COVID-19 in a 33-year-old man, who was first diagnosed with the virus four and half months earlier, The New York Times reported.
In his first bout with COVID-19, the apparently healthy man had only mild symptoms the first time around and no symptoms when reinfected with the virus, the article said. The reinfection of COVID-19 was discovered during an airport screening when the man returned from a trip to Spain.
This is “the world’s first documentation of a patient who recovered from Covid-19, but got another episode of COVID-19 afterwards,” the researchers told Bloomberg in an emailed statement.
The article from the researchers may suggest that immunity