Monday, October 25

Coronavirus: when does a person sick with covid-19 stop being contagious (whether or not they have symptoms)?

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  • BBC World News


The average incubation period of the coronavirus is 5.1 days, but how long does its contagiousness last?

Perhaps we have all heard a sick person, with the flu or a cold, for example, say: “don’t worry, I am no longer contagious.”

Because there is a belief that some viruses only spread when they are incubating, that is, during the period that passes from when you become infected with the virus until the first symptoms appear.

The belief, however, is wrong.

Many viruses continue to spread later that the symptoms of the infected person disappear.

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