Incubation time of corona virus

Incubation time of corona virus

Corona Incubation Period

The corona incubation period has an average of 5.1 to 6.4 days. The shortest time was 2.1 days and the longest period was 14.7 days. (34)

Determined from the onset of symptoms in the first case back on December 1st, 2019 in Wuhan, China, it measured the time from exposure to onset of symptoms: fever, nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, and occasionally cough. (34,35)

A majority of people (97.5%) who had symptoms developed them around day 11.5 to 12 days of infection.

More research is needed to find the true incubation period, however, it is recommended to wait a total of 14 days to see if symptoms develop. (34)

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