Table 3

Presenting symptoms during the acute phase of illness

Whole cohort (n=155)Cases with Ag or Ab positivity (n=60 LC)Cases without Ag or Ab positivity (n=95 NLC)
SOB74.2% (115)75.0% (45)73.6% (70)
Fever73.5% (114)78.3% (47)70.5% (67)
Cough64.5% (100)65.0% (39)64.2% (61)
Fatigue70.3% (109)63.3% (38)74.7% (71)
Myalgia61.3% (95)61.7% (37)61.1% (58)
Loss of smell/taste32.9% (51)38.3% (23)29.4% (28)
Arthralgia31.0% (48)31.7% (19)30.5% (29)
Sore throat26.5% (41)26.7% (16)26.3% (25)
Headache14.8% (23)25.0% (15)8.4% (8)
Runny nose9.7% (15)11.7% (7)8.4% (8)
Local pain11.6% (18)15% (9)9.5% (9)
Widespread pain3.2% (5)5.0% (3)2.1% (2)
Other24.5% (38)23.3 (14)25.2% (24)
  • Ab, antibody; Ag, antigen; LC, laboratory-confirmed cases; NLC, non-laboratory-confirmed cases; SOB, shortness of breath.