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Estimating the Latent Period of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

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posted on 2023-07-17, 05:44 authored by H Xin, Y Li, P Wu, Z Li, EHY Lau, Y Qin, L Wang, BJ Cowling, TK Tsang
Using detailed exposure information on COVID-19 cases, we estimated the mean latent period to be 5.5 (95% CI: 5.1-5.9) days, shorter than the mean incubation period (6.9 days). Laboratory testing may allow shorter quarantines since 95% of COVID-19 cases shed virus within 10.6 (95% CI: 9.6-11.6) days of infection.

History

Journal

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Volume

74

Pagination

1678-1681

Location

United States

ISSN

1058-4838

eISSN

1537-6591

Language

en

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

9

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)