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Predicting asymptomatic severe acute respiratory coronavirus virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection rates of inpatients: A time-series analysis

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 June 2021

Frida Rivera
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kwang Woo Ahn
Affiliation:
Department of Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
L. Silvia Munoz-Price*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
*
Author for correspondence: L. Silvia Munoz-Price, E-mail: smunozprice@mcw.edu

Abstract

Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections are often difficult to identify because widespread surveillance has not been the norm. Using time-series analyses, we examined whether COVID-19 rates at the county level could predict positivity rates among asymptomatic patients in a large health system. Asymptomatic positivity rates at the system level and county-level COVID-19 rates were not associated.

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