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Data Suggest COVID-19’s Incubation Period Is More Than 7 Days

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After an intense review of initial COVID-19 case reports from Wuhan, China, a group of scientists, who used the renewal theory in probability to address recall bias, suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 incubation period is more like 7.76 days, not the 4- to 5-day window that was originally thought. Published in Science Advances, these results are important in the fight against COVID-19, as the accurate determination of the time between infection and the first presentation of symptoms is critical to public health efforts to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read more here.

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