Symptoms

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.

Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (2019-nCoV). Symptoms* of Novel Coronavirus. Patients with 2019-nCoV have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of: 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 your doctor. CDC logo. www.cdc.gov/nCoV