Table 2

Clinical data during index admission or emergency department attendance

Admission data by level of care and PCR status during index presentation
All
(n=401)
Level I
(n=315)
Level II/III
(n=38)
ED only
(n=48)
PCR +ve
(n=307)
PCR –ve
(n=94)
Symptom duration prior to admission
Median (IQR)
8 (5–12.5)8 (5–13)7 (6–12)8.5 (6–11.75)8 (5–12)9 (5–14)
Length of stay
Median (IQR)
5 (3–9)5 (3–8)24.5 (14–47.75)N/A6 (3–10.5)3 (0–6)
Chest radiograph
 Normal9 (2.2%)7 (2.2%)02 (4.2%)7 (2.3%)2 (2.1%)
 Mild144 (36%)110 (34.9%)034 (70.8%)105 (34.1%)39 (41.5%)
 Mild–moderate35 (8.7%)27 (8.6%)08 (16.8%)25 (8.1%)10 (10.6%)
 Moderate113 (28.1%)103 (32.7%)6 (15.7%)4 (8.4%)92 (29.9%)21 (22.3%)
 Moderate–severe42 (10.5%)36 (11.4%)6 (15.7%)034 (11%)9 (9.6%)
 Severe58 (14.5%)32 (10.2%)26 (68.4)045 (14.6%)13 (13.8%)
NEWS2
Median (IQR)
5 (3–6)5 (3–6)7 (5–8)2.5 (1–3)5 (3–7)4 (3–6)
Oxygen requirements
 No oxygen85 (21.2%)43 (13.7%)042 (87.5%)48 (15.6%)37 (39.4%)
 ≤FiO2 0.4225 (56.1%)219 (69.5%)06 (12.5%)186 (60.6%)39 (41.5%)
 >FiO2 0.453 (13.2%)53 (16.8%)0043 (14%)10 (10.6%)
 CPAP/Intubation38 (9.5%)038030 (9.8%)8 (8.5%)
C reactive protein381/390 (97.7%)309/315 (98%)38/38 (100%)34/37 (92%)6/307 (2.0%)3/83 (3.6%)
>ULN137.4135.7313.9 (111.5–546.2)37 (0.9–250.2)139.5121
Median (IQR)(0–546.2)(0–430.5)(80.5–218.7)(45.5–182.6)
Ferritin285/331 (86.1%)238/274 (86.9%)36/3811/19233/265 (87.9%)52/66
>ULN1029924−94.70%−58%1056−78.80%
Median (IQR)(34–24973)(50–24973)2605 (238–8288)386 (34–2368)(511–2275.5)894 (414–2323)
D-dimer297/322 (92.2%)245/265 (92.5%)38/3814/19231/25166/71
>ULN14611411−100%−73.70%−92%−93%
Median (IQR)(270–20 000)(270–20 000)9786 (1081–20 000)847 (270–3959)1514 (899–3572)1403 (786–3699)
Lymphocyte count279/401 (69.6%)231/315 (73.3%)32/3817/48218/30761/96
<LLN0.8 (0.1–5.8)0.8 (0.1–5.8)−84.20%−35.40%−71%−63.50%
Median (IQR)0.6 (0.2–2.9)1.25 (0.2–4.4)0.8 (0.5–1.1)0.9 (0.7–1.3)
  • CPAP, Continuous Positive Airways Pressure; LLN, Lower Limit of Normal; NEWS2, National Early Warning Score 2; ULN, Upper Limit of Normal.