An unnamed middle-aged man in China has been diagnosed with a new strain of coronavirus.
The new strain of coronavirus which lasts up to 49 days showed mild symptoms in the carrier.
Chinese researchers have, therefore, warned of a mutated form of the virus that could infect people for up to two months.
The middle-aged man had the disease for 49 days while it takes an average of 20 days to be rid of the virus.
The Mirror reported the man was treated with a plasma transfusion gotten from coronavirus patients who had recovered.
“He had infected lesions to his lungs which disappeared shortly after he was taken to hospital.
”Researchers said the patient’s case might be ‘chronic’, which could suggest coronavirus has mutated.
“The researchers from the Army Medical University in Chongqing, No 967 Hospital of PLA, Dalian, and General Hospital of the PLA Central Theatre Command in Wuhan said that the virus may have formed a ‘symbiotic relationship’ with its host.
“Reports state one of the patient’s elderly female relatives also tested positive for COVID-19, with moderate symptoms,” The Mirror reported.