South Korea has witnessed a rise in the number of relapse cases of COVID-19 in past few days. It has posted a new challenge for the health authorities of the country who are struggling to curb the spread of the virus.
Per the data provided by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), 116 people had been confirmed as relapsed COVID-19 cases as of April 13.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) Chief, Jeong Eun-kyeong said, “Investigators are looking into whether the cause of relapse is the virus being reactivated or reinfection with the virus. We are also investigating whether relapse cases lead to secondary infection”.
The KCDC also stated that a large portion of such cases were reported in Daegu and North Gyeongsang Province that were the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.