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Table 5 Bacteria isolated from positive blood cultures stratified by infection status

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

  Positive blood cultures
Pathogen, n (%) Influenza A
(n = 37)
Influenza B
(n = 34)
COVID-19
(n = 61)
Escherichia coli 1 (2.7) 1 (2.9) 2 (3.1)
Klebsiella pneumoniae 1 (2.7) 1 (1.6)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa 1 (1.6)
Micrococcus luteus 1 (2.7)
Streptococcus pneumoniae 10 (27.0) 4 (11.8) 2 (3.1)
Other Streptococcus species* 1 (2.7) 1 (2.9) 1 (1.6)
Staphylococcus aureus 1 (2.7) 4 (11.8) 1 (1.6)
CNS 20 (54.1) 23 (67.7) 55 (85.8)
Bacillus simplex 1 (2.7)
Brevibacterium casei 1 (2.9)
Corynebacterium species 1 (2.7) 1 (1.6)
Total 37 (100) 34 (100) 64 (100)**
  1. CNS = Coagulase-negative staphylococci
  2. * Streptococcus salivarius, Streptococcus pyogenes, Streptococcus vestibularis
  3. ** Multiple bacteria were isolated from some of the blood cultures