Beijing: Even though there is no research on whether Coronavirus can be transmitted sexually, doctors in China have detected the virus in semen from six of 38 men hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Four were still very sick with the disease while two were recovering. Also Read - Trending News Today May 8, 2020: People in US Are Organising 'COVID-19 Parties' To Intentionally Catch the Virus, Here's What Their Logic Is

The report from Shangqiu Municipal Hospital in China was published Thursday in JAMA Network Open. There was no long-term follow-up so it is not known how long the virus may remain in semen or if men can spread it to their partners during sex. Also Read - Australia Suicide Rate Could Increase by 50% Due to COVID-19 Pandemic



This study stands in contrast with the study published last month in which the U.S. and Chinese researchers found no evidence of virus in semen tested between eight days and almost three months after diagnosis. The study was published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. Also Read - COVID-19 Lockdown Effect? Rahul Jaimini Quits as Swiggy CTO, Food Delivery Platform's Co-Founder Joins Startup Pesto Tech