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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


TEJADA-LOPEZ, Yeny Ofelia; GOICOCHEA-RIOS,, Evelyn del Socorro  and  GUZMAN-AYBAR, Olga Yanet. Clinical epidemiological characteristics of patients diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2. Hospital I Florencia De Mora Essalud - La Libertad, 2020. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.4, pp.714-721. ISSN 1814-5469.


the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic affected a large part of the population of La Libertad, among them, the population of Florencia de Mora whose hospital played an important role in the care of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.


to determine the epidemiological clinical characteristics of patients diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 treated at the care center.


Retrospective observational descriptive study, with a population of 2622 patients treated in the COVID-19 triage, taking into account the molecular test and the rapid serology test for the detection of SARS-CoV-2.


SARS-CoV-2 was detected in 74.90% (1155) of patients. The months with the highest number of cases were June and July with 29.4% (340) and 37.4% (432), respectively. The predominant age group was 27- 59 years with 77.9% (900) and males with 57.5% (664). Regarding the clinical profile, the most frequent comorbidity was hypertension with 6.9% (80), obesity and overweight with 3.7% (43) and the most frequent symptoms were cough 62.9% (726) and odynophagia 55.7% (643).


75 out of 100 screened patients had SARS-CoV-2, predominantly males, the age group of 27-59 years, hypertension, obesity and overweight as comorbidity, cough and odynophagia as the most frequent symptoms.

Keywords : Epidemiology; clinical picture; prevalence; SARS-CoV-2. (Source: MeSH NLM)..

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