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Omicron 5: how long do symptoms, incubation and positivity last?

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Omicron 5 is the most widespread new Covid variant.Let’s find out what are the main symptoms, how they manifest themselves, how long the incubation period lasts and, above all, how long the positivity lasts compared to the previous Delta variant

Omicron 5 it is, at the moment, the most widespread and most contagious new variant of Covid-19.

Even the World Health Organization (WHO) warns that, despite being less deadly than the previous Delta variant, Omicron 5 has a high level of contagiousness and hospitalization.

But what are the symptoms and how long do they last? And, above all, how long does the positivity last? Let’s find out everything there is to know about the new variant of Covid-19.

Omicron 5 symptoms: how long do they last?

According to the reports collected by the Ministry, compared to the other variants, the symptomatology of Omicron 5 manifests itself more markedly, but for less time.

Between symptoms main ones we point out:

  • high fever
  • sore throat
  • rhinorrhea
  • tiredness
  • muscular pain
  • loss of smell and taste
  • knee pain
  • headache

Regarding the duration of the symptoms, there is wide variability; in fact, according to the data reported by the Ministry, this symptomatology can persist for a few days, from 2 to a maximum of 5. The duration is short especially in those who develop the infection in a mild and almost bland way.

Omicron 5 incubation: the first symptoms after how many days they appear

L’Omicron incubation 5 it is short, from 2 to 3 days from the moment of contact with a positive person. Cases of incubation at 14 days have also been reported.

What most characterizes Omicron 5 is its high contagiousness; just think that the R0 index, i.e. the average number of infections transmitted by each individual, is 15 times more than double compared to the previous Delta variant, whose R0 was equal to 7.

It is therefore clear that this sub-variant of Omicron is more contagious than the previous variants; for this reason it is advisable to continue to respect the hygiene rules, the spacing and the use of the mask in closed and crowded places.

Furthermore, a very particular feature of Omicron 5, which differentiates it from the other variants, concerns the pads; in fact, the latter may not immediately detect the presence of the virus for this reason, doctors advise, in the event of symptoms attributable to Covid, to always repeat it after a couple of days.

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Omicron 5: how long does positivity last

The duration of Omicron 5 positivity is shorter than the Delta variant; in fact, there you are negativizes already after 5 maximum 7 days.

Unfortunately, even those who have already caught the infection can again be infected with Omicron 5, as it has been shown that this variant is able to bypass the immune defenses developed against the virus.

Of course, vaccines remain the only effective and safe way to avoid developing severe symptoms of the disease today. In fact, especially for those who have received the third booster dose a mild course of infection has often been observed, with mild and almost no symptoms.

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Source: ISS

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