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    Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    1)I am infected with Covid 19

    2)I am infected by Covid 19.


    Which one is correct?

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Both are unnatural. However, if, for some reason, you really want to use "I am infected" or (better) "I was./have been infected", follow it with "with".

    Native speakers would say "Disaster! I've got Covid!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    Native speakers would say "Disaster! I've got Covid!"
    How to say it formally that one got Covid? I see people saying "I am tested positive". I want to say it in past tense. Now the person is recovered. I am searching for a better alternative than "I was tested positive".

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumar17 View Post
    How to does one say it formally that one got Covid?
    We don't start questions with "How to".

    I see people saying "I am tested positive".
    If they're saying that, they're not native speakers. You should hear "I have tested positive [for Covid]" or "I tested positive [for Covid]".

    I want to say it in the past tense.

    Now the person is has recovered.

    I am searching for a better good alternative than to "I was tested positive".
    Almost anything would be a good alternative to "I was tested positive" because that is ungrammatical.

    Why do you need to say it "formally"?

    "I tested/have tested positive for Covid" works in any setting, in my opinion.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post

    Why do you need to say it "formally"?
    One needs to send an email to his boss explaining why he was not able to finish his work on time. Will 'I had tested positive work'?

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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumar17 View Post
    One needs to send an email to his boss explaining why he was not able to finish his work on time.
    That sound very stuffy these days. Use either 'I' or 'someone'.
    Will 'I had tested positive work'?
    I see no need for the past perfect.
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    Re: Infected with Covid 19 or Infected by Covid 19.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumar17 View Post
    One needs to send an email to his boss explaining why he was not able to finish his work on time. Will 'I had tested positive work'?
    I tested is enough. The past perfect is not a more formal form of the past simple.

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