South Korean health authorities on Friday reported that a total of 91 patients who were said to have been cleared of the CCP virus again tested positive for the virus.
"We are isolating viral cells from respiratory organs of those who have tested positive for COVID-19 again," Jeong told Yonhap.
A COVID-19 patient is deemed fully recovered after they test negative two times in a row performed within a 24-hour period.
But the prospect of people being reinfected with the CCP virus is of worldwide concern, as many countries hoping that people who are infected will develop sufficient immunity to prevent the virus from surging again.
“A few people recovered from the first time by their own immune system, but the meds they use are damaging their heart tissue, and when they get it the second time, the antibody doesn’t help but makes it worse, and they die a sudden death from heart failure,” the anonymous doctor told the Taiwan News.
Experts outside China said it isn't clear if patients are immune to reinfection from the virus.