For confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses.

The latest situation summary updates are available on CDC's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) web page.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Symptoms: Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include fever, cough, shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. If you have been in China within the past 2 weeks and develop symptoms, call you doctor. Infographic courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control

Content source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Division of Viral Diseases