There’s been an increase in COVID-19 cases because of the delta variant of the coronavirus. So it’s possible we may see more cases of COVID-19 as the virus takes some time to spread. Here’s a look at how long it takes for COVID-19 to show up.
Why is there a surge in COVID-19 right now?
Reports and data suggest that the vaccines are working against the coronavirus and its variants so far, The Wall Street Journal reports. But, per MarketWatch, unvaccinated people continue to make up the bulk of the cases of COVID-19 right now.
- “Experts are increasingly describing two Americas, divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, with the latter group putting themselves and others at risk of infection as the vaccine program grinds to a halt,” according to MarketWatch.
How long does it take for COVID symptoms to appear?
Symptoms will start to show up between two and 14 days after exposure to the virus, according to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. This has not changed since early 2020 when the virus started spreading throughout the country.
- The coronavirus can cause a wide range of symptoms in people. Some infected people will be asymptomatic against the virus, while others will suffer severe illness.
The CDC recommended people seek emergency medical attention if they experience any trouble breathing, pain in the chest or confusion. The inability to wake or stay awake is also a cause for concern, according to the CDC.