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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and microbiology testing by SARS-CoV-2 and testing status

From: A multicenter analysis of the clinical microbiology and antimicrobial usage in hospitalized patients in the US with or without COVID-19

Characteristic Untested for SARS-CoV-2
(n = 449,339)
Tested for SARS-CoV-2
SARS-CoV-2 negative
(n = 124,618)
SARS-CoV-2 positive
(n = 17,003)
Demographics
 Male sex, n (%) 199,732 (44.5%) 57,924 (46.5%) 9026 (53.1%)
 Age, mean (SD) years 48.7 (27.3) 58.5 (20.9) 61.7 (18.0)
Specimens collected for non-SARS-CoV-2 pathogensa n (%)
 Yes 188,057 (41.9%) 114,550 (91.9%) 16,637 (97.8%)
 No 261,282 (58.1%) 10,068 (8.1%) 366 (2.1%)
Specimens positive for non-SARS-CoV-2 pathogensa
 Any pathogen, n (% of patients with specimens collected) 52,418 (27.9%) 24,442 (21.3%) 3473 (20.9%)
 Multiple pathogens, n (% of specimens with any pathogen) 17,871 (34.1%) 9101 (37.2%) 1192 (34.3%)
  1. aDefined as any bacteria, fungus, or virus other than SARS-CoV-2