Incubation period can be up to 24 days instead of 14…

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The incubation period for Covid-19 could be as long as 24 days, instead of the previously thought 14 days, according to new research by researchers in China.

The study, based on data gathered from 1,099 patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus at 552 different hospitals in China showed that the incubation period for the virus ranged from zero to 24 days, with less than half of patients (43.8%) having a fever when they first see a doctor. The numbers increased to 87 percent after hospitalisation. About 67.7 percent of patients also had a cough.

This could mean that a more extended period of isolation/quarantine is required than the 14 days many health authorities around the world are currently using, including Singapore.

Source: Online citizen

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