Table 1

Characteristics of the 487 included patients

Total patients included (‘sent home’) (n=487; 100%)Instructed to stay home
(n=392; 80.5%)
Called back
(n=95; 19.5%)
Normal ranges
(min–max; <max)
Gender—female (n; %)274 (56.3)232 (59.2)42 (44.2)
Age (years; mean±SD)47.5±17.246.0±17.953.7±17.9
rt-PCR swab positive (n; %)161 (33.1)105 (26.8)57 (60.0)
NEWS (mean±SD)1.70±1.421.60±1.422.12±1.42
Peripheral O2 saturation98.4%±2.2%98.6%±2.3%97.8%±2.7%≥96%
Labs (mean±SD)
 White cell count (×109/L)7.68±7.617.73±7.617.50±7.614.50–11.00
 Neutrophils (×109/L)4.56±2.464.46±2.454.99±2.451.80–7.70
 Lymphocytes (×109/L)2.24±5.532.37±5.531.69±5.531.00–4.50
 Monocytes (×109/L)0.71±1.840.71±1.840.69±1.840.20–1.00
 Eosinophils (×109/L)0.15±0.210.16±0.210.10±0.21<0.70
 Basophils (×109/L)0.04±0.020.04±0.020.03±0.02<0.20
 Haemoglobin (g/L)138.91±15.65139.14±16.62137.95±17.53110–153
 Platelets (×109/L)243.77±71.70131.41±71.44112.64±71.84150–400
 C reactive protein (mg/dL)1.78±3.961.33±3.963.62±3.95<0.50
 Procalcitonin (μg/L)0.08±0.200.08±0.200.08±0.20<0.10
 Lactate dehydrogenase (U/L)204.22±57.90198.66±58.25227.02±58.59125–220
 Creatinine (mg/dL)0.96±0.560.95±0.561.00±0.560.90
 AST (U/L)28.92±20.9127.12±20.9136.33±20.915–34
 ALT (U/L)30.92±37.7628.21±37.7639.95±37.76<55
CXR*
 Showing pneumonia1448460
 Negative or suggestive of disease other than pneumonia33830335
  • *Five CXRs not performed because these patients declined.

  • ALT, alanine aminotransferase; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; max, maximum normal value; min, minimum normal value; NEWS, National Early Warning Score; rt-PCR, reverse transcriptase PCR swab for SARS-CoV-2.