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Table 3 Characteristics of patients with no signs or symptoms of Covid-19 in the prehospital phase but who later tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 at the hospital. All continuous variables are presented using median (interquartile range)

From: Prehospital characteristics of COVID-19 patients in Helsinki – experience of the first wave of the pandemic

Age, years 75,4 (56,3-84,3)
Sex, male 50 (40%)
Initial respiratory rate (/min) 16 (16–18)
Body temperature (°C) 36,9 (36,5-37,2)
Most common dispatch codes  
 Fall 23 (18,4%)
 Malaise 23 (18,4%)
 Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea 9 (7,2%)
 Abdominal pain 9 (7,2%)
 Chest pain 7 (5,6%)
Ambulance transport to hospital 90 (72%)