One of the first steps to take when a person experiences COVID like symptoms or gets diagnosed with the infection is to track down the symptoms, and the number of days they have been experiencing the symptoms.
It is assumed that most people start to develop symptoms 2-3 days after the virus incubates inside the body. Initially, the first part of the infection is a viral reaction, and hence, feels like a viral fever for most people. Only in the second phase does the immune system kick into action.
While the immune system produces voracious antibodies to root out the infection, sometimes, it can get overstimulated and cause its worsening, which can start from day 6 or 7. That’s the time when the actual COVID battle begins for many people.
Days 5-10 may be the time when most people suffer from a ‘second wave’ of symptoms, which can be more severe. It is also the time researches say that the infection follows a consistent pattern as well.
In fact, what doctors are now observing is that more and more people are thronging hospitals with severe symptoms, pneumonia-like complications after taking the second week of infection casually.