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World’s first confirmed case of SARS-CoV-2 re-infection – News-Medical.Net

A team of researchers at the University of Hong Kong said that they have proven that a 33-year-old man was infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus for a second time. The man was discharged from a hospital in April but contracted the infection again after returning f…

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The coronavirus pandemic has spread swiftly to almost every corner of the world, infecting more than 23.57 million people and claiming at least 811,000 lives. Early in the pandemic, there was limited data on whether being infected would provide long-lasting immunity against the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Previous reports of re-infection were noted in several countries, but a definite conclusion of wheth…

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