In South Korea, 40 other patients are “rid” of the POSITIVE coronavirus test for Covid-19

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Forty other coronavirus patients in South Korea who are said to have recovered from the disease were again tested positive, after another 51 were also tested positive after “recovering” earlier this week.

Health officials have worked to dispel the rampant nervousness that people can be re-infected, which would fuel panic in countries nearing collective immunity.

Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), said in a briefing that the virus could have been “reactivated” instead.

Epidemiologists in Seoul are urgently trying to explore the cause of this bizarre trend, which was first observed on Monday in 51 Daegu patients.

Kim Woo-joo, a professor of infectious diseases at the Korean University Hospital in Guro, said, “The number will only increase, 91 is just the beginning now. “

Medical staff ventilate an empty room in a hospital in the city of Daegu in south-eastern South Korea

Medical staff ventilate an empty room in a hospital in the city of Daegu in south-eastern South Korea

The country is still taking its epidemic seriously before next week's general election, and a Buddhist monk wearing a face mask is pictured voting early

The country is still taking its epidemic seriously before next week’s general election, and a Buddhist monk wearing a face mask is pictured voting early

He added that the patients had probably “relapsed” rather than being reinfected.

Early indications suggest that the virus can remain dormant at undetectable levels in human cells and is probably not infectious.

The results of false tests could also be to blame, as one-fifth of all samples make incorrect verdicts.

Paul Hunter, professor of infectious diseases at the University of East Anglia, told MailOnline: “I agree that these will not be re-infections but I don’t think they will be re-activations.

“Personally, I think the most likely explanation is that the customs clearance samples were false negatives. “

Professor Hunter pointed out that conventional coronavirus tests can be poor 20-30% of the time.

Medical workers gesture as they enter a hospital for a shift, in Daegu, March 30, 2020

Medical workers gesture as they enter hospital for a shift, in Daegu, March 30, 2020

The South Korean city of Daegu, which suffered the first major coronavirus outbreak outside of China, today reported zero new cases for the first time since late February, as new infections across the country fell at record levels.

The South Korean city of Daegu, which suffered the first major coronavirus outbreak outside of China, today reported zero new cases for the first time since late February, as new infections across the country fell at record levels.

He thinks the test that South Korean patients went through before being released from quarantine falsely shows that they recovered while they were actually still infected.

“There are different interpretations and many variables,” said Jung Ki-suck, professor of pulmonary medicine at Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital.

“The government must find answers for each of these variables.”

Epicenter of South Korea epidemic records zero new cases

The South Korean city of Daegu, which suffered the first major coronavirus outbreak outside of China, today reported zero new cases for the first time since late February, as new infections across the country fell at record levels.

With at least 6,807 confirmed cases, Daegu accounts for more than half of the 10,450 infections in South Korea.

South Korea on Friday reported 27 new cases the night before, a new low since daily cases peaked at more than 900 in late February, according to the Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

The epidemic initially pushed the count of confirmed cases much higher than anywhere else outside of China, before the country used general tests and social distancing measures to drive the numbers down.

Nearly 7,000 South Koreans have been recovered from Covid-19, out of a total of 10,450 confirmed cases.

South Korea on Friday reported 27 new cases, its lowest level after daily cases peaking at more than 900 in late February, while deaths increased from seven to 211.

The city of Daegu, which suffered the first major coronavirus outbreak outside of China, reported no new cases for the first time since late February.

With at least 6,807 confirmed cases, Daegu accounts for more than half of all infections in South Korea.

The spread of infections in a Daegu church led to a spike in cases in South Korea from late February.

The epidemic initially pushed the count of confirmed cases much higher than anywhere else outside of China, before the country used general tests and social distancing measures to drive the numbers down.

But the country is still taking its epidemic seriously before next week’s general election.

Election officials in Hazmat costumes erected polling stations for Wednesday’s polls.

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