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COVID reinfections brings higher risk of death, hospitalizations: Study

Posted On: Nov. 11, 2022 9:23 AM CST

The risk of death, hospitalization and serious health issues from COVID-19 jumps significantly with reinfection compared with a first bout with the virus, regardless of vaccination status, a study published Nov. 10 suggests, reports Reuters. An analysis of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs data found that reinfected patients had a more than doubled risk of death and a more than tripled risk of hospitalization compared with those who were infected just once.