Coronavirus Updates: Nevada Studies report First Confirmed COVID-19 reinfection in the US.
Medical experts all over the world are still studying the virus to understand it on a deeper level, the searches for the vaccine is still ongoing. People are desperately waiting for this havoc to come to an end. Recent studies in Nevada show the first confirmed case of COVID-19 reinfection in the US.
Scientists say a 25-year-old man living in Reno, Nevada, was reinfected with coronavirus, with the second case being more severe than the first. Reinfections have been reported in Hong Kong and Europe, though experts warn this is not necessarily a reason to panic.
Reno was tested positive with mild COVID-19 symptoms and initially had the virus in April, he then recovered and tested negative twice, and then was tested positive again in June. The second time he was comparatively much sicker, with pneumonia that demanded hospitalization and oxygen treatment.
Researchers announced that the genetic sequencing of this virus exposed that he had been infected with a slightly different wrench, indicating pure reinfection. Mark Pandori, director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory said, "should cement in our minds that there's no such thing ... As invulnerability" to the virus, even if you've already had it."
He also mentioned ha reinfection from the virus is rare as this is the first case to be reported under reinfection out of 6 million cases in the U.S. Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, said "The evidence so far suggests that if you've been infected and recovered, then you're protected for some period of time,"
On Monday another case of COVID-19 reinfection was recorded in Hong Kong the first such inspection of reinfection during the pandemic. Two other European patients, one in Belgium and one in the Netherlands, were also recorded this week to have been reinfected with the coronavirus.