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Comparison of Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Asymptomatic vs Symptomatic Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China

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To understand the difference in clinical characteristics between asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and symptomatic COVID-19 patients
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Article Information

Accepted for Publication: May 1, 2020.

Published: May 27, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.10182

Correction: This article was corrected on June 26, 2020, to fix incorrect reporting of the statistics.

Open Access: This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the CC-BY License. © 2020 Yang R et al. JAMA Network Open.

Corresponding Author: Yong Xiong, Department of Infectious Diseases, Zhongnan Hospital, Wuhan University, Donghu Road 169, Wuchang District, Wuhan city 430071, Hubei Province, China (yongxiong64@163.com).

Author Contributions: Drs Yang and Xiong had full access to all of the data in the study and take responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.

Concept and design: Yang, Xiong.

Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Yang, Gui.

Drafting of the manuscript: Yang.

Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.

Statistical analysis: Yang.

Obtained funding: Xiong.

Administrative, technical, or material support: Yang, Xiong.

Supervision: All authors.

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

Funding/Support: This study was supported by Grant No. TFJC2018002 from the Medical Science Advancement Program (Basical Medical Sciences) of Wuhan University.

Role of the Funder/Sponsor: The funder had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.

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