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

Updated: Oct 10, 2021
  • Author: Ayesha Mirza, MD; Chief Editor: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, FIDSA, 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 [50, 51]  (mean, 6.4 days [52] ). However, longer incubation periods (up to 24 days) have been reported. [53]  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. [54]


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