How long does it take covid symptoms to show

When can COVID-19 symptoms begin to appear?

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after someone is exposed to the virus and can include fever, chills, and cough.

What are some of the symptoms when you get sick with COVID-19?

People with COVID-19 Get Sick in Different Ways Some people have a hard time breathing. Some people have fever or chills. Some people cough. Some people feel tired.

How long does it take for the COVID-19 to be infectious?

Get tested 3-5 days after their first exposure. A person with COVID-19 is considered infectious starting 2 days before they develop symptoms, or 2 days before the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms.

Can an infected person spread COVID-19 before showing symptoms?

An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 2 days before the person has any symptoms or tests positive. People who have COVID-19 don’t always have obvious symptoms. A person is still considered a close contact even if they were wearing a mask while they were around someone with COVID-19.