Table 2

Baseline criteria of patients diagnosed both COVID-19 positive and negative by PCR or CT scanning

PCR or CT COVID-19 negative (n, %)PCR or CT COVID-19 positive (n, %)
Total66 (71%)27 (29%)
Sex (male)33 (50%)17 (63%)
Age in years (median, IQR)69 (53–77)62 (58–82)
Medical history
No cardiac or pulmonary history25 (38%)12 (44%)
Cardiac22 (33%)1 (4%)
Pulmonary16 (24%)6 (22%)
Both cardiac and pulmonary3 (5%)8 (30%)
Primary reason for ED referral
Suspected COVID-1936 (55%)23 (85%)
Chest pain11 (17%)1 (4%)
Collapse3 (5%)1 (4%)
Trauma6 (9%)2 (7%)
Abdominal pain4 (6%)0
Neurological deficit1 (2%)0
Fever only1 (2%)0
Other4 (6%)0
Disease severity
Admitted to hospital due to COVID-19
Admitted to ICU within 3 days of ED visit
Non-ICU admission policy
Death due to COVID-19 within 7 days of ED visit
22 (81%)
1
7
2
Discharged after ED visit5 (19%)
  • ED, emergency department; ICU, intensive care unit; n, number.;