This evidence summary details the best available evidence to answer the following question: 'What is the rate of reinfection/duration of immunity in individuals who recover from a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus infection?'
The first report on this research question was published on 13 May 2020 with subsequent updates on 9 June 2020 and 6 August 2020. Previous versions can be accessed here.
For the present update, the scope of the review has been refined to focus on the following specific research questions:
“For individuals who recover from a laboratory-confirmed coronavirus infection:
- Is reinfection with SARS-CoV-2 possible?
- What is the long-term duration of the antibody response?”