Macon County begins to see reinfections of COVID-19

by Benjamin C Nelson

MACON, MO -- The Macon County Health Department announced on January 5th, 2021 in a press release that they have recently started to see reinfections of the virus where those who have tested positive in the past while recovering from COVID-19, have now been reinfected. "Macon County has now seen reinfections where people who have tested positive in the past and getting it again. It is important that if you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past, you should continue to take precautions especially after your 90 days of immunity. We are unsure at this time how hard it impacts the health of those that are reinfected," stated the Health Department.

The CDC has stated that although reinfections are occurring, they are rare; leading health experts in continuing to study reinfections to gather more data which ultimately results in how they provide recommendations to the nation, states and local communities on the topic of reinfections of the coronavirus. They do however, continue to recommend that regardless if you have recovered from having the virus, that you continue to take precautionary measures seriously such as wearing a mask, maintaining a social distance of 6 feet, washing your hands, etc.