The incubation period after infection with COVID-19 coronavirus can be 27 days, and not 14, as is commonly believed. The representatives of the authorities of the Chinese province of Hubei stated this, Reuters reported.
The local government said the 70-year-old man showed symptoms of coronavirus 27 days after infection. He caught the infection on January 24 through close contact with a sister infected with a coronavirus.
According to the government, on February 20 he had a fever, and the results of the coronavirus test showed a positive result.
A longer incubation period may complicate efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Chinese scientists also reported that a 20-year-old Chinese woman from Wuhan, who still has not shown signs of the disease, infected her relatives in Anyang with coronavirus, 400 miles (675 km) from the city.
As we reported before, after a series of new cases of coronavirus infection in Italy, 10 cities were isolated, and several hours later the death of an Italian was recorded. The man became the first victim of this disease in Europe.