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Table 3 Median duration of symptoms based on COVID-19 status (sample sizes in parentheses)

From: Presence of gustatory and olfactory dysfunction in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Duration in days
Symptom Symptoms in COVID-19 positive patients
(days)
Symptoms in COVID-19 negative patients
(days)
p-value
Fever (> 37.5 °C) 3.5 (n = 22) 2 (n = 214) 0.0004
Olfactory Dysfunction 6 (n = 25) 3 (n = 133) 0.0010
Visual Dysfunction 2 (n = 5) 2.5 (n = 80) 0.6739
Auditory Dysfunction 1 (n = 2) 3 (n = 55) 0.1734
Sensibility Dysfunction 2 (n = 11) 2 (n = 87) 0.1670
Dyspnoea 5.5 (n = 21) 3 (n = 267) 0.0355
Fatigue 5 (n = 39) 3 (n = 466) 0.0010
Headache 3 (n = 34) 3 (n = 419) 0.0567
Cough 4.5 (n = 32) 3 (n = 378) 0.1737
Pharyngitis 3.5 (n = 26) 3 (n = 360) 0.0411
Diarrhea 2 (n = 14) 2 (n = 177) 0.4913