By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

In Japan, a Osaka woman who was treated and recovered from COVID-19 has apparently been reinfected, according to a NHK World-Japan report.


The woman in her 40s is a tour guide living in the city of Osaka. She was on a bus carrying tourists from Wuhan, China, in mid-January, and tested positive on January 29.

The woman was discharged from a local medical institution on February 1, and was confirmed as virus-free on February 6.

She developed symptoms two weeks later and tested positive for coronavirus again.

As of Wednesday, Japan health officials reported 186 domestic COVID-19 infections (167 patients, 19 asymptomatic pathogen carriers) after 20 additional cases were recorded.

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