Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

February 8, 2021

Incubation Period of COVID-19: A Meta-Analysis



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A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies (n = 99) published through January 10, 2021 concluded that the average incubation period for SARS-CoV-2 was 6.4 days, with a range of 2.3 to 17.6 days. 23 cohort studies, 61 case series, and 15 modeling studies were included, most of which reported data from patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection in Asia. 

Elias et al. (Feb 2021). Incubation Period of COVID-19: A Meta-Analysis. International Journal of Infectious Diseases.