Already had COVID-19? Here’s what we know about reinfections – CTV

July 17, 2022

As research suggests that COVID-19 has infected roughly half of the Canadian population, the emergence of an even more contagious version of the virus means some people may be in for another round.

But questions remain about the prevalence of reinfection, and the short and long-term health impact that subsequent cases of the virus could have.

With cases on the rise, here’s what the experts had to say about the emerging evidence of reinfections.

The emergence of the Omicron variant ushered in a tsunami of infections that saw the proportion of the population with antibodies to the virus rise from seven per cent to 45 per cent between December 2021 and May 2022, according to an analysis published by Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force this month.

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