How Long Do Omicron Symptoms Take To Appear After A Corona Virus Infection

How Long Do Omicron Symptoms Take To Appear After A Corona Virus Infection

Omicron is still new, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say, they are still gathering information regarding new variant’s characteristics. Early research conducted in London suggests that a runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and a sore throat are the most common symptoms. The omicron variant has become the dominant strain of the novel Corona-Virus due to its high transmissibility and quickly spread. The study found that there’s a median three-day window from exposure to omicron variant symptoms.


The first few symptoms of Omicron are mild fever, fatigue, scratchy throat, and body pain. Loss of smell and taste, which were common during the Delta variant, is not associated with Omicron. As far as, post-infection complication of the new variant of concern goes, no information on this matter is available till now. Researchers are trying to gather more information about this new strain that originated in South Africa a month ago.


With the relaxation of COVID norms, the movement of people has again started across the country. There is a risk of getting infected if you are not following the prescribed COVID norm. Once infected with COVID-19, a person may start showing symptoms within five to six days. In some cases, it may even take 14 days. However, a sick person starts infecting others from around two days before the onset of the symptoms and for up to 10 days after it.

Omicron seems to have a shorter incubation time than other variants. In the case of Omicron, the symptoms can show up any time between 3 and 14 days of infection. It takes as few as three days for them to develop symptoms, become contagious, and test positive compared with four to six days with Delta and the original Coronavirus As reported earlier, symptoms of Omicron do not appear faster than other variants.


If you came in contact with a COVID-19 positive person, immediately isolate yourself. Stay away from others for at least 10 days to reduce the risk of infection. Meanwhile, get yourself vaccinated. Even if your vaccination done and following all the COVID norms. Isolation essential to protect your loved one from the risk of infection.

If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19 during the isolation period, immediately contact a doctor to know the further course of action.


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