Covid-19 infection creates immunity for at least six months, suggests study


People enjoy their last night out in Soho before a four-week national lockdown is implemented to combat the spread of Covid-19, in London, England on November 4. Researchers from Oxford University say a large-scale study that drew on data from regular coronavirus testing of 12,180 healthcare workers at OUH over a period of 30 weeks has found reinfection ‘relatively rare’. – EPA pic, November 20, 2020.

INDIVIDUALS infected with coronavirus are unlikely to catch the illness again for at least six months, researchers at the University of Oxford said today.

The finding comes as part of a large-scale study into Covid-19 reinfection after observations from healthcare professionals that the phenomenon was relatively rare.


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