SARS-CoV-2: Study confirms previous incubation period estimates

One of the most frequently asked questions from members of the public since the start of the new coronavirus outbreak has been: What is the virus’s incubation period?

This refers to the period between contracting the virus and showing physical symptoms.

According to information from the World Health Organization (WHO), current estimates indicate that SARS-CoV-2 could take anywhere between 1–14 days to incubate. However, they suggest that the most common incubation period is about 5 days.

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