Likewise, people ask, how easily does the virus spread?
Just how easily the virus can spread is not yet clear. But a recent study that focused on the first 425 cases in China suggested that the virus has a basic reproductive value of 2.2, meaning that each case-patient could spread the virus to about two other people.
Subsequently, question is, how long is it between when a person is exposed to the virus and when they start showing symptoms?
Recently published research found that on average, the time from exposure to symptom onset (known as the incubation period) is about five to six days. However, studies have shown that symptoms could appear as soon as three days after exposure to as long as 13 days later.
Can you have the coronavirus disease without a fever?
The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 present at illness onset vary, but over the course of the disease, most persons with COVID-19 will experience the following:
Fever (83–99%) Cough (59–82%) Fatigue (44–70%) Anorexia (40–84%) Shortness of breath (31–40%) Sputum production (28–33%) Myalgias (11–35%)
Atypical presentations have been described, and older adults and persons with medical comorbidities may have delayed presentation of fever and respiratory symptoms. I
Who is at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus?
Older adults and people who have serious underlying medical conditions are at highest risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
If others in your home are at particularly high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, consider extra precautions to separate your child from those people. If you are unable to stay home with your child while school is out, carefully consider who might be best positioned to provide child care.