A woman has tested positive for coronavirus just months after recovering from the deadly illness in Jingzhou city in China's central province of Hubei.
The 68-year-old woman, who had tested positive for coronavirus on February 8 but recovered a few months ago, tested positive again on August 9, the Jingzhou government said.
She is now under quarantine and receiving treatment. Her contacts have tested negative for the coronavirus, it said.
There is no evidence of a risk of transmission from relapsed cases, it added.
Worldwide virus cases surpass 20 million
The novel coronavirus is believed to have originated in Hubei province in China and began to spread around the world in late 2019 and early 2020. There are now more than 20 million cases worldwide.
The US leads the world with infections, with over five million reported cases, while Brazil has more than three million, however it has long been suspected the real numbers in Latin America’s most populous country are much higher.
Australia has surpassed 20,000 confirmed cases, largely due to a second wave in Victoria.
The state has 15,646 total confirmed cases, with metropolitan Melbourne counting 14,351 cases, and a further 957 in regional Victoria.
Victoria’s death toll sits at 267, taking the national death toll to 352. The global death toll is over 740,000 while over 12 million people around the world have recovered from the disease.
New Zealand was praised for its handling of the coronavirus and boasted over 100 days without any community transmission, however new cases have forced Aukland into lockdown.
Level three lockdown measures now apply in Aukland and social distancing rules have now been reintroduced.
The country’s total number of confirmed cases during the pandemic now sits at 1,225.
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