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Table 2 Clinical manifestation amongst patients with symptoms upon presentation and during hospital admission (n = 96)

From: The prevalence and clinical significance of Presymptomatic COVID-19 patients: how we can be one step ahead in mitigating a deadly pandemic

Parameters / Symptoms Symptoms on presentation Symptoms during admission Total p-value
n = 53 (%) n = 43 (%) n = 96 (%)
Cough 32 (16.1) 13 (6.5) 45 0.019*
 Productive 10 (5) 1 (0.5) 11
Breathlessness 11 (5.5) 5 (2.5) 16 0.059
Temperature < 37.8ºC 25 (12.6) 2 (1.0) 27 0.704
Temperature > 37.8ºC 12 (6) 1 (0.5) 13 0.551
Headache 6 (3) 1 (0.5) 7 0.791
Giddiness 2 (1) 0 (0) 2 0.881
Lethargy 5 (2.5) 0 (0) 5 0.825
Body Weakness 0 (0) 1 (0.5) 1 0.482
Anosmia 11 (5.5) 0 (0) 11 0.550
Low Glasgow Coma Scale Score 1 (0.5) 0 (0) 1 0.360
Nausea 1 (0.5) 2 (1.0) 3 0.345
Vomiting 0 (0) 1 (0.5) 1 0.482
Abdominal Pain 3 (1.5) 3 (1.5) 6 0.113
Rash 0 (0) 0 (0) 0
Diarrhoea 4 (2) 6 (3.0) 10 0.831
Chest Pain 9 (4.5) 12 (6) 21 0.005*
Sore Throat 17 (8.5) 6 (3.0) 23 0.385
Rhinorrhoea 20 (10.1) 3 (1.5) 23 0.012*
Myalgia / Arthralgia 5 (2.5) 1 (0.5) 6 0.336
  1. *Chi square test was used, accepting a p-value of < 0.05 as significant