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Serial Interval of COVID-19 among Publicly Reported Confirmed Cases

OPEN Emerging infectious diseases | 20 Mar 2020

Z Du, X Xu, Y Wu, L Wang, BJ Cowling and LA Meyers
Abstract
We estimate the distribution of serial intervals for 468 confirmed cases of 2019 novel coronavirus disease reported in China as of February 8, 2020. The mean interval was 3.96 days (95% CI 3.53-4.39 days), SD 4.75 days (95% CI 4.46-5.07 days); 12.6% of case reports indicated presymptomatic transmission.
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