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Table 2 Symptoms and the first blood routine tests of COVID-19 cases since illness onset

From: Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 161 discharged cases with coronavirus disease 2019 in Shanghai, China

  No. (%)
Overall (N = 161) Onset before 24 January (N = 75) a Onset after 24 January (N = 86) p
Asymptomatic 6 (3.7) 0 (0.0) 6 (100) 0.06
Fever 138 (85.7) 68 (90.7) 70 (81.4) 0.09
Highest temperature, °C
 Median ([IQR]) 38.0 (37.5–38.3) 38.0 (37.6–38.4) 38.0 (37.3–38.2) 0.27
  < 37.3 23 (14.3) 7 (9.3) 16 (18.6)  
 37.3–38.0 74 (46.0) 34 (45.3) 40 (46.5)  
 38.1–39.0 59 (36.6) 32 (42.7) 27 (31.4)  
 > 39.0 5 (3.1) 2 (2.7) 3 (3.5)  
Cough 66 (41.0) 36 (48.0) 30 (34.9) 0.09
Fatigue 31 (19.3) 19 (25.3) 12 (14.0) 0.07
Body aches 28 (17.4) 13 (17.3) 15 (17.4) 0.99
Sputum production 24 (14.9) 12 (16.0) 12 (14.0) 0.72
Headache 24 (14.9) 13 (17.3) 11 (12.8) 0.42
Pharyngalgia 24 (14.9) 13 (17.3) 11 (12.8) 0.42
Chill 15 (9.3) 6 (8.0) 9 (10.5) 0.59
Snivel 13 (8.1) 8 (10.7) 5 (5.8) 0.26
Nasal congestion 7 (4.3) 3 (4.0) 4 (4.7) 0.84
Loss of appetite 7 (4.3) 3 (4.0) 4 (4.7) 0.84
Chest congestion 5 (3.1) 2 (2.7) 3 (3.5) 0.76
Diarrhea 5 (3.1) 2 (2.7) 3 (3.5) 0.76
Nausea 4 (2.5) 3 (4.0) 1 (1.2) 0.52
Dyspnea 3 (1.9) 3 (4.0) 0 (0.0) 0.20
Polypnea 3 (1.9) 2 (2.7) 1 (1.2) 0.48
Vomit 3 (1.9) 3 (4.0) 0 (0.0) 0.20
Fever + at least 1 other 107 (66.5) 56 (74.7) 51 (59.3) 0.03
Fever + at least 2 other 66 (41.0) 38 (50.7) 28 (32.6) 0.04
Fever + at least 3 other 32 (19.9) 18 (24.0) 14 (16.3) 0.02
White blood cell count, × 109/L (normal range 3.5–9.5)    0.45
 Median ([IQR]) 5.0 (3.8–6.2) 5.0 (3.7–6.0) 5.0 (4.0–6.5)  
 Increased 4 (2.5) 2 (2.7) 2 (2.3)  
 Normal 135 (83.9) 60 (80.0) 75 (87.2)  
 Decreased 22 (13.7) 13 (17.3) 9 (10.5)  
Neutrophil count, ×109/L (normal range 1.8–6.3)    0.62
 Median ([IQR]) 3.0 (2.3–3.9) 2.9 (2.3–3.9) 3.0 (2.3–3.9)  
 Increased 9 (5.6) 3 (4.0) 6 (7.0)  
 Normal 133 (82.6) 63 (84.0) 70 (81.4)  
 Decreased 19 (11.8) 9 (12.0) 10 (11.6)  
Lymphocyte count, ×109/L (normal range 1.1–3.2)    0.30
 Median ([IQR]) 1.3 (0.9–1.7) 1.2 (0.8–1.7) 1.3 (1.0–1.7)  
 Increased 3 (1.9) 1 (1.3) 2 (2.3)  
 Normal 93 (57.8) 39 (52.0) 54 (62.8)  
 Decreased 65 (40.4) 35 (46.7) 30 (34.9)  
  1. ainclude 24 January.