Fears have been raised that the coronavirus may be able to remain in the body and “reactivate” later after 51 recovered patients tested positive again.
The patients, from the city of Daegu, South Korea, had all spent time in quarantine while recovering from the virus, but were diagnosed again within days of being released.
Without more studies that can be replicated, this is another unknown associated with this virus. It could be false negatives, reinfections as the Chinese were reporting or the virus becoming dormant. The only takeaway from this report is that it requires more studies as quickly as possible.