A wide range of symptoms have been reported in people with COVID-19, ranging from mild symptoms to serious illnesses. Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. The time from exposure to onset of symptoms (known as the incubation period) is thought to be two to 14 days. Symptoms usually appeared within five days for early variants and within four days for Delta variant.
The incubation period seems to be even shorter (about three days) for the Omicron variant. According to the CDC, symptoms of COVID can appear between two and 14 days after a person is exposed to the virus. The symptoms of COVID-19 vary from person to person, as does the time it takes for symptoms to appear. In general, symptoms can take two to 14 days after exposure to coronavirus.
The onset of symptoms also depends on the variant to which one is exposed. In general, symptoms can take two to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19. According to the WHO, on average, symptoms can take 5-6 days to appear. According to the CDC, the incubation period for coronavirus is between 2 and 14 days after exposure. The average incubation period is estimated to be about 5 days after exposure to the virus.