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Limpopo stabbing victim sets record with 95 days of positive Covid tests

Experts believe trauma increased his susceptibility, adding that the case has important diagnostic implications

Cape Town bureau chief

A 21-year-old South African stabbing victim has set a new record by testing positive for Covid-19 for 95 consecutive days.

The previous record for tests in the upper respiratory tract was 83 days, reported in The Lancet Microbe (https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanmic/article/PIIS2666-5247(20)30172-5/fulltext) in November 2020.

Staff at a pathology laboratory in Limpopo said the case they report in the February edition of the SA Medical Journal (http://www.samj.org.za/index.php/samj/article/view/13499) is also extraordinary for other reasons...

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