Zu, Zahnwei; Xiaoke Xu; Ye Wu; Lin Wang; Benjamin J. Cowling and Lauren Ancel Meyers

We estimate the distribution of serial intervals for 468 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease reported in China as of February 8, 2020. The mean interval was 3.96 days (95% CI 3.53-4.39 days), SD 4.75 days (95% CI 4.46-5.07 days); 12.6% of case reports indicated presymptomatic transmission.