No cause for Alarm if COVID Patients Test Positive After Recovery
No cold shoulders!
Researchers are finding evidence that will rest cold shoulders should COVID patients test positive after treatment.
The research says that patients who test positive for the coronavirus after recovering are not risky, and could have the antibodies that make them immune to the virus.
Scientists from the Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention studied 285 Covid-19 survivors who had tested positive for the coronavirus after their illness had resolved, as indicated by a previous negative test result.
The so-called re-positive patients weren’t found to have spread any lingering infection, and virus samples collected from them couldn’t be grown in culture, indicating the patients were shedding non-infectious or dead virus particles.
The findings will help alleviate fears and stigmatization as countries are gradually gearing back to normalcy.
The emerging evidence from South Korea suggests those who have recovered from Covid-19 present no risk of spreading the coronavirus when physical distancing measures are relaxed.