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Volume 26, Number 11—November 2020
Research

Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in Different Settings, Brunei

Liling ChawComments to Author , Wee Chian Koh, Sirajul Adli Jamaludin, Lin Naing, Mohammad Fathi Alikhan, and Justin Wong
Author affiliations: Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jalan Tungku Link, Brunei (L. Chaw, L. Naing); Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, Jalan Pasar Baru Gadong, Brunei (W.C. Koh); Ministry of Health, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (S.A. Jamaludin, M.F. Alikhan, J. Wong)

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Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of cases in a cluster of coronavirus disease among a Tablighi Jamaat community, Brunei

Characteristics Overall, n = 71 Primary cases, 
n = 19 Nonprimary cases, n = 52 p value
Median age, y (IQR) 33.0 (21–50) 35.0 (33– 59.5) 29.0 (20–46) 0.009
Range
0.75–68
17–64
0.75–68

Age group, y
0–9 4 (5.6) 0 (0.0) 4 (5.6) 0.002
10–19 9 (12.7) 1 (1.4) 8 (11.3)
20–29 16 (22.5) 1 (1.4) 15 (21.1)
30–39 14 (19.7) 8 (11.3) 6 (8.5)
40–49 10 (14.1) 1 (1.4) 9 (12.7)
50–59 11 (15.5) 3 (4.2) 8 (11.3)
60–69
7 (9.9)
5 (7.0)
2 (2.8)
Sex
F 25 (35.2) 0 (0.0) 25 (48.1) <0.001
M
46 (64.8)
19 (100)
27 (51.9)
Underlying conditions
Obesity 4 (5.6) 2 (10.5) 2 (3.8) 0.289
Heart disease 4 (5.6) 3 (15.8) 1 (1.9) 0.056
Respiratory disease 5 (7.0) 2 (10.5) 3 (5.8) 0.605
Cancer 1 (1.4) 1 (5.3) 0 (0.0) 0.268
Diabetes mellitus
5 (7.0)
3 (15.8)
2 (3.8)
0.115
Symptom status
Symptomatic 40 (56.3) 8 (42.1) 32 (61.5) 0.265
Median time from symptom onset to diagnosis, d 
(range; IQR) 4.0 (0–15; 2–6) 3.5 (0–7; 2.75–6) 4.0 (1–15; 2–6.25) 0.746
Presymptomatic 22 (31.0) 7 (36.8) 15 (28.8)
Median time from symptom to and NP swab 
collection, d (range; IQR) 0 (−7 to −1; –2.5 to 0) 0 (−1 to 1; 0–1) 0 (−7 to 1; –3 to 0) 0.034
Asymptomatic
9 (12.7)
4 (21.1)
5 (9.5)

Symptoms ever reported
Fever 42 (59.2) 9 (47.4) 33 (63.5) 0.343
Cough 42 (59.2) 14 (73.7) 28 (53.8) 0.218
Runny nose 25 (35.2) 7 (36.8) 18 (34.6) 1.000
Sore throat
42 (59.2)
9 (47.4)
33 (63.5)
0.342
Disease severity
Asymptomatic 9 (12.7) 4 (21.1) 5 (9.6) 0.278
Mild 52 (73.2) 12 (63.2) 40 (76.9)
Moderate 7 (9.9) 2 (10.5) 5 (9.6)
Severe or critical 3 (4.2) 1 (5.3) 2 (3.9)

*Values are no. (%) except as indicated. IQR, interquartile range; NP, nasopharyngeal.

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