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A study in the journal Radiology showed five out of 167 patients tested positive for the virus at a later date, after testing negative for the disease earlier, despite lung scans showing they were ill.

Chinese researchers report confirms that patients who had earlier tested negative for the disease were later tested positive for the virus.

Chinese researchers report confirms that patients who had earlier tested negative for the disease were later tested positive for the virus.A study published in journal Radiology and National Center for Biotechnology Information on 12 February 2020, states that the group led by Xingzhi Xie from Central and South University in Hunan Province examined the data of 167 patients suspected of having COVID-19 who underwent a CT test and DNA testing for the virus, which was earlier known as 2019-nCoV. DNA tests turned out to be negative for the novel coronavirus in multiple cases, contradicting the patient’s history of contact with infected individuals and later the appearance of common signs suggested of COVID-19 on their CT scans.

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