Sunday, January 24, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021

CDC ‘Does Not Know If Someone Can Be Re-Infected With COVID-19’

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CDC officials are warning the American people that they are unsure if the deadly coronavirus can infect a patient who recovered, urging citizens to continue taking precautions until further notice.

“At this time, we do not know if someone can be re-infected with COVID-19,” the Center for Disease Control and Prevention said in a release Monday.

“Data to date show that a person who has had and recovered from COVID-19 may have low levels of virus in their bodies for up to 3 months after diagnosis. This means that if the person who has recovered from COVID-19 is retested within 3 months of initial infection, they may continue to have a positive test result, even though they are not spreading COVID-19.

“There are no confirmed reports to date of a person being reinfected with COVID-19 within 3 months of initial infection. However, additional research is ongoing. Therefore, if a person who has recovered from COVID-19 has new symptoms of COVID-19, the person may need an evaluation for reinfection, especially if the person has had close contact with someone infected with COVID-19. The person should isolate and contact a healthcare provider to be evaluated for other causes of their symptoms, and possibly retested.”

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“Until we know more, CDC recommends that all people, whether or not they have had COVID-19, continue to take safety measures to avoid becoming infected with COVID-19 (wash hands regularly, stay at least 6 feet away from others whenever possible, and wear masks).”

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USA
25,682,291
confirmed cases
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm
united states
429,226
deaths
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm
united states
9,860,195
active
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm
united states
15,392,870
recovered
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm
World
99,718,045
confirmed cases
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm
world
2,137,664
deaths
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm
world
26,103,879
active
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm
world
71,476,502
recovered
Updated on January 24, 2021 5:56 pm

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