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Table 6 Comparison of clinical variables among patients with different Ct values in those who were tested using Abbott rt-PCR machine

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

Signs Low Ct value (N = 101) Medium Ct value (N = 19)
Tachypnea 5 (5) 1 (5.3) 0.95
Respiratory distress 13 (12.9) 2 (10.5) 0.78
Single lobar infiltrate 11 (15.3) 0 0.15
Multi-lobar infiltrate 63 (68.5) 10 (62.5) 0.64
Oxygen saturation < 93% 58 (57.4) 6 (31.6) 0.04*
Admitted to ICU 40 (39.6) 9 (47.4) 0.53