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Table 2 Proportion of positive blood cultures in patients with influenza A, influenza B or COVID-19

From: Community-acquired bacteraemia in COVID-19 in comparison to influenza A and influenza B: a retrospective cohort study

  Influenza A
(n = 325)
Influenza B
(n = 328)
COVID-19
(n = 678)
 
% (n) 95% CI % (n) 95% CI % (n) 95% CI p value**
Positive blood cultures 11.4 (37) 7.9–14.8 10.4 (34) 7.1–13.7 9.0 (61) 6.8–11.1 0.47
Relevant positive blood cultures* 4.0 (13) 1.9–6.1 3.0 (10) 1.2–4.9 1.0 (7) 0.3–1.8 0.04
  1. * Corrected for contamination
  2. ** Pearson’s chi-squared test
  3. 95% CI = 95% confidence interval