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Can You Get COVID-19 Twice? Research On Coronavirus Reinfections

Mira Research Team
Mira Research Team9 Feb 2021
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Quick Digest:

  • It's unlikely for someone to get reinfected with COVID-19.
  • While there was a report of a man in Hong Kong who was reinfected with coronavirus, it seems it's truly an unlikely situation and possibly a case of one.
  • Some possible explanations for reinfection include different strands of the virus, mild or non-infection during the first case, or simply a case of one.
  • Whether you've had coronavirus or not, you should always wear a mask, and stay 6 feet away from others.


Can you get COVID-19 twice? 

Experts say it's very unlikely that you will get infected with a case of COVID-19 twice in a short period of time. 

It is not currently known what this period of time is, however, some researchers have reported immunity to the virus is about 3 months.

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