Two Chinese Patients Test Positive Months After Virus Recovery

Two Chinese Patients Test Positive Months After Virus Recovery

  • Cases are latest instances of possible virus ‘reactivation’
  •  No close contacts have been found infected: authorities

Two patients in China that recovered from Covid-19 months ago tested positive for the coronavirus again, raising concern of the virus’s ability to linger and reappear in people who it previously infected.

A 68-year-old woman in the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the novel coronavirus first surfaced in December, tested positive on Sunday, six months after she was diagnosed with Covid-19 and recovered. Another man found to have contracted the disease in April after returning from abroad tested positive in Shanghai on Monday but hasn’t shown any symptoms.