Seattle-area man infected with coronavirus twice

Physicians and scientists say genetic testing of a Seattle-area nursing home resident shows the man has been infected twice with the coronavirus.

The man first contracted COVID-19 in March and spent more than 40 days in the hospital. The man, who is in his 60s, wasn’t as sick the second time and has since recovered.

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The testing revealed the illness caused by the coronavirus in July wasn’t a relapse but a new infection with a different variant of the virus.

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The Seattle Times reports the patient is only the third person in the United States confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19 twice.

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The Seattle team posted findings in a preprint study in late September that has not been peer reviewed.

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