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Volume 27, Number 4—April 2021

Characteristics and Risk Factors of Hospitalized and Nonhospitalized COVID-19 Patients, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March–April 2020

Kristen PettroneComments to Author , Eleanor Burnett, Ruth Link-Gelles, Sarah C. Haight, Caroline Schrodt, Lucinda England, Danica J. Gomes, Mays Shamout, Kevin O’Laughlin, Anne Kimball, Erin F. Blau, Chandresh N. Ladva, Christine M. Szablewski, Melissa Tobin-D’Angelo, Nadine Oosmanally, Cherie Drenzek, Sean D. Browning, Beau B. Bruce, Juliana da Silva, Jeremy A.W. Gold, Brendan R. Jackson, Sapna Bamrah Morris, Pavithra Natarajan, Robyn Neblett Fanfair, Priti R. Patel, Jessica Rogers-Brown, John Rossow, Karen K. Wong, David J. Murphy, James M. Blum, Julie Hollberg, Benjamin Lefkove, Frank W. Brown, Tom Shimabukuro, Claire M. Midgley, Jacqueline E. Tate, and Marie E. Killerby
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (K. Pettrone, E. Burnett, R. Link-Gelles, S.C. Haight, C. Schrodt, L. England, D.J. Gomes, M. Shamout, K. O’Laughlin, A. Kimball, E.F. Blau, C.N. Ladva, C.M. Szablewski, S.D. Browning, B.B. Bruce, J. da Silva, J.A.W. Gold, B.R. Jackson, S.B. Morris, P. Natarajan, R.N. Fanfair, P.R. Patel, J. Rogers-Brown, J. Rossow, K.K. Wong, T. Shimabukuro, C.M. Midgely, J.E. Tate, M.E. Killerby); Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Rockville, Maryland, USA (R. Link-Gelles, R.N. Fanfair, J. Rossow, J.E. Tate); Georgia Department of Public Health, Atlanta (C.M. Szablewski, M. Tobin-D’Angelo, N. Oosmanally, C. Drenzek); Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta (D.J. Murphy, J.M. Blum, J. Hollberg, F.W. Brown); Emory Decatur Hospital, Decatur, Georgia, USA (B. Lefkove, F.W. Brown)

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Table 1

Treatment settings of 311 nonhospitalized patients with coronavirus disease, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2020*

Treatment setting Value
First interaction
Ambulatory care 141 (45)
Telephone triage line 135 (43)
Emergency department 23 (7)
12 (4)
All interactions
Ambulatory care 269 (87)
Telephone triage line 210 (68)
Emergency department 45 (15)
22 (7)
Median no. visits (IQR) 1 (1–1)
Ambulatory care 1 (1–1)
Telephone triage line 1 (1–2)
Emergency department 1 (1–1)

*Values are no. (%) patients except as indicated. IQR, interquartile range.
†Includes retail health, telehealth, and urgent care.

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