Some coronavirus patients are still testing positive after recovering

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  • More cases have been reported of coronavirus survivors testing positive after recovery.
  • It’s still unclear whether these patients are contagious, as doctors can’t explain why tests return a positive diagnosis for COVID-19 a second time.
  • China says these patients are asymptomatic and unlikely to be contagious, but they’re still put in isolation following a second positive result.
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A series of reports a few weeks ago revealed a troubling detail about the novel coronavirus pandemic. Some patients who had been declared recovered after testing negative in hospitals puzzled physicians in China, Italy, Japan, and South Korea by retesting positive later.

Several explanations were offered for the patients that tested positive again, with scientists arguing these people might not be contagious. Instead, issues with test kits and human error might have been to blame. Also, some patients might have been discharged from hospitals too early to free up resources for severe cases.

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