Can you get COVID-19 twice? Leading epidemiologist Catherine Bennett explains your risk of reinfection in Australia

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People may become reinfected with COVID-19 as multiple variants circulate within the community, warns infectious diseases experts.

Epidemiology chair at Deakin University Professor Catherine Bennett says while the majority of cases in the country are linked to the Omicron variant, people are still being infected with the Delta strain.

Watch the video above to see the difference between Omicron and Delta

She said people who caught COVID-19 linked to one strain could be reinfected with the other strain.

“We know Omicron has higher rates of reinfection, and that was in people who have had Delta,” Professor Bennett told ABC TV.

“Even if Omicron doesn’t reinfect after an infection has cleared, you can still have a Delta infection at a party and still be vulnerable to Omicron, so it is still possible to have a reinfection.”

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