COVID-19 symptoms predictive of healthcare workers' SARS-CoV-2 PCR results
Researchers at Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance, a Harvard-affiliated community health system, and the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston analyzed symptoms most predictive of a COVID-19 diagnosis among healthcare workers.
Researchers ultimately concluded that the study supports self-monitoring for symptom progression, including body temperature monitoring.
The retrospective study examined 592 healthcare workers tested for COVID-19 March 9 through April 15. Based on the study, 83 (14 percent) of the healthcare workers initially tested positive, while 59 of 61 healthcare workers who were asymptomatic or reported only sore throat/nasal congestion had negative tests.
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