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What is the incubation period for the new coronavirus?

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For coronavirus, the estimated number of days it could take for you to feel symptoms is 2 to 14 days. The average is 5 days. (In rare cases, symptoms begin after 14 days.)

That's why experts say to isolate yourself for 14 days. It helps stop the virus from spreading.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Quick-Learn Lessons: Incubation Period.”

Annals of Internal Medicine : “The Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 19, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Quick-Learn Lessons: Incubation Period.”

Annals of Internal Medicine : “The Incubation Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) From Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases: Estimation and Application.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 19, 2020

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