- A recent report revealed that there were 51 South Koreans who recovered from the deadly coronavirus but were re-diagnosed with COVID-19
-Scientists are tying to understand what could have been the possible reasons behind it
- Blood tests, along with other processes, would be used in order to determine whether the cases fall under re-infection or re-activation
- Aside from South Korea, the other two countries that also reported on re-infection were Japan and China
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A report stated that there were 51 South Koreans who previously recovered from COVID-19 but were later re-diagnosed with the illness.
A report by KBS revealed that they will be dispatching a team to the North Gyeongsang Province and to Daegu, two places where most of these "re-diagnosed" cases emerged.
Jeong Eun-kyeong, Director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), said that they would still be conducting blood tests, and other processes, to ascertain whether the 51 cases were reactivation or reinfection.
The KCDC Director stated that they believed it's a reactivation as the tests were done shortly after they've been released from quarantine.
Per ABS-CBN, there were two ways that a patient could be sick of coronavirus again. One was either convalescing patients were not able to build enough antibodies or that the virus may be biphasic, one that's dormant before new symptoms are created.
In the Philipines, as of this writing, Inquirer reported that 96 have already recovered from the disease.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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