What is COVID Reinfection?
Before we move along with our discussion, let’s first define what a “ COVID reinfection” means.
Getting the virus twice, or what experts call ‘reinfection’, means that you have recovered and tested negative for the virus. But then, after some time, you tested positive again.
And it’s not because you got traces of the virus left in your body, but because, somehow you got infected for the second time.
Essentially, this means that your latest infection is separate from the initial infection.
Can I Get Coronavirus Twice?
Doctors and health experts across the globe still have a lot of questions about the virus that caused the pandemic. One of them is, is there a possibility of reinfection?
New evidence suggests that it can happen.
They found the “strongest indication” in Hong Kong after a 33-year old man tested positive the second time.
According to reports, the man got the virus in March, was confined when he experienced mild symptoms, recovered, and eventually got discharged after testing negative twice.
On August 15, the man arrived in Hong Kong after traveling in Europe. As per protocol, the authorities tested him for the coronavirus.