Common questions
How long is the contagious period for COVID-19?
"A person with COVID-19 is considered infectious starting two days before they develop symptoms, or two days before the date of their positive test if they do not have symptoms," according to the CDC. Regardless of symptoms, those who test positive are advised to take specific precautions for at least 10 days.
How long does it take for COVID-19 symptoms to start showing after exposure to the virus?
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.
Are Covid cases rising in the US?
COVID-19 hospitalizations are up 31 percent nationwide over the last 14 days, with 46 states and Washington, D.C., reporting an increase. Nationwide, COVID-19 cases increased 52 percent over the past 14 days, according to HHS data collected by The New York Times.
How soon do you need to take Paxlovid?
Based on studies conducted so far, Paxlovid should be prescribed within five days of symptoms appearing for the best chance of success. Taking the pills within this window has been shown to lower the risk of severe illness or hospitalization by 89% among people most vulnerable to the worst effects of COVID-19.
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