Fast Five Quiz: COVID-19

Michael Stuart Bronze, MD

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March 20, 2020

According to a pooled analysis of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported between January 4, and February 24, 2020, the median incubation period was estimated to be 5.1 days. The analysis also found that 97.5% of patients who develop symptoms do so within 11.5 days of infection. Transmission is believed to occur via respiratory droplets from coughing and sneezing, as with other respiratory pathogens, including influenza and rhinovirus. Some data have suggested that asymptomatic patients are still able to transmit infection.

Read more about the transmission of COVID-19.

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