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Table 5 Comparison of clinical symptoms among patients with different Ct values in those who were tested using Roche rt-PCR machine

From: Initial viral cycle threshold values in patients with COVID-19 and their clinical significance

Symptoms Low Ct value (N = 39) Medium Ct value (N = 35) High Ct value (N = 8) P-value
Fever 30 (75) 30 (76.9) 7 (77.8) 0.97
Shivering 2 (5) 1 (2.6) 0 0.7
Shortness of breath 14 (35) 22 (56.4) 5 (55.6) 0.14
Chest pain 3 (7.5) 4 (10.3) 0 0.59
Wheezes 1 (2.5) 2 (5.1) 0 0.68
Cough 32 (80) 25 (64.1) 7 (77.8) 0.27
Hemoptysis 0 2 (5.1) 0 0.28
Sore throat 7 (17.5) 7 (17.9) 1 (11.1) 0.88
Headache 7 (17.5) 7 (17.9) 2 (22.2) 0.95
Myalgia 11 (27.5) 15 (38.5) 2 (22.2) 0.47
Vomiting 6 (15) 6 (15.4) 1 (11.1) 0.95
Diarrhea 6 (15) 10 (25.6) 1 (11.1) 0.39