What is the typical incubation period of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in children?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020
  • Author: Ayesha Mirza, MD; Chief Editor: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS  more...
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The typical incubation period of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ranges from 1 to 14 days, with an average of 3-7 days [41, 42]  (mean, 6.4 days [43] ). However, longer incubation periods (up to 24 days) have been reported. [44]  In most of the early pediatric cases reported from China, the patient had a close contact with COVID-19 or was part of a family cluster of cases. [45]


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