Explained: How Long are You Contagious with COVID-19 Before Symptoms

How Long are You Contagious with COVID-19 Before Symptoms?

As Per WHO:

According to WHO, on average 5-6 days, you are contagious with COVID-19 before showing symptoms (if you are asymptomatic). But, in some cases, this period can be to 14 days.

As per WHO, on average 5 – 14 days you are contagious with Covid-19.

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As Per CDC:

Currently, available Covid patients data suggest that people with mild to moderate Corona remain contagious up to 10 days after symptom onset.

As per the data in this case people are no longer contagious after 10 days.

People with more serious to critical sickness likely remain contagious up to 20 days after symptom onset.

Harvard Health:

A person with Coronavirus may be contagious  2 – 3 days before starting to experience COVID symptoms.

A person with Covid-19 may be contagious 2 to 3 days before showing symptoms

A new study shows that people are more likely to spread the Coronavirus to others during the 2 days before they start to see symptoms.

COVID-19 Incubation Period:

The Covid-19 incubation period is actually the time between exposure to the coronavirus becoming infected and symptom onset.

The incubation period is on average 5-6 days, but, it can go up to 14 days in some cases.

During the incubation period, widely known as the “pre-symptomatic” period, some infected people can be contagious.

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