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Volume 26, Number 7—July 2020

Community Responses during Early Phase of COVID-19 Epidemic, Hong Kong

Kin On KwokComments to Author , Kin Kit Li, Henry Ho Hin Chan, Yuan Yuan Yi, Arthur Tang, Wan In WeiComments to Author , and Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
Author affiliations: JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (K.O. Kwok, H.H.H. Chan, Y.Y. Yi, W.I. Wei, S.Y.S. Wong); Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (K.O. Kwok); Shenzhen Research Institute of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China (K.O. Kwok); City University of Hong Kong College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Hong Kong (K.K. Li); Sungkyunkwan University College of Software, Seoul, South Korea (A. Tang)

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Table 1

Risk perception of the community toward COVID-19 during the early phase of the COVID-19 epidemic in Hong Kong*

Characteristic No. (%) respondents
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Perceived susceptibility (assuming no preventive measure)
How likely you will be infected† 776 (45) 751 (44) 160 (9) 23 (1) 5 (0)
How likely your families will be infected†
924 (54)
660 (38)
113 (7)
14 (1)
4 (0)
Perceived severity
Seriousness of symptoms caused by SARS-CoV-2‡ 1102 (64) 569 (33) 33 (2) 7 (0) 4 (0)
Chance of having COVID-19 cured§ 190 (11) 552 (32) 708 (41) 239 (14) 26 (2)
Chance of survival if infected with COVID-19§ 136 (8) 476 (28) 788 (46) 290 (17) 25 (1)

*COVID-19, coronavirus disease; SARS-CoV-2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.
†Level 1, very likely; level 2, likely; level 3, neutral; level 4, unlikely; level 5, very unlikely
‡Level 1, very serious; level 2, serious; level 3, neutral; level 4, not serious; level 5, not serious at all
§Level 1, very low; level 2, low; level 3, neutral; level 4, high; level 5, very high

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