April 13, 2022 11:36
There are some 26,000 people who were infected with COVID-19, recovered and then later became infected again, a study reveals.
According to the study of 9.24 million COVID patients infected between January 2020 and March this year, 26,239 cases or 0.284 percent, are considered to have been infected again. Among them, 37 were infected three times.
Reinfections occur as viruses are constantly changing, and apply to those who have been infected with COVID-19 before, and test positive again 90 days or more after their first positive test.
Park Young-joon of the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said, "The number of COVID cases jumped in January and February due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant, so it is likely we will see more reinfections in the coming months as they occur at least 45 days after first infections."
Meanwhile, the daily tally of new coronavirus infections stood at 195,419 as of Wednesday morning.
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