Anyone who has survived a coronavirus infection is actually considered immune. In South Korea, 91 people are now sick again.
In South Korea, according to authorities, 91 people recovered from coronavirus infection are again positive on COVID-19. The director of the KCDC’s Korea Center for Disease Control, Jeong Eun-kyeong, said on Friday that the virus was more likely to be “reactivated” than a new infection.
Last Monday, the number of people who contracted the virus after surviving the infection was 51.
Epidemiological studies are ongoing. While infectious disease professor Kim Woo-joo believes the number of relapses will increase, other experts cite the cause of the false test results.
Question of international importance
The question of whether people recovering from an infection can catch coronavirus again is of international importance. Many countries believe that people cured of a coronary infection develop immunity to the virus and that over time, a large enough population will be immune to the disease to prevent the pandemic from continuing.
So far, nearly 7,000 Koreans have survived COVID-19, according to official information. Over 10,000 people in the country currently have COVID-19.