Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 infection in a basic health service unit in Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil

Marco de Luca Monteiro Sturaro, Leandro Figueiredo dos Santos, Laura Emília Michelin Gobbo, Ana Claudia Soncini Sanches, Walter Bertequini Nagata, Aparecida de Fátima Michelin


Objective: to describe risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Methods: this is a retrospective descriptive cross-sectional study aimed at describing the epidemiological profile of laboratory and clinical diagnosis of unvaccinated patients seen at a basic health unit in Araçatuba – SP, infected with SARS-CoV-2 between June 2020 and January 2021.The results were analyzed through inferential and descriptive statistics. Additionally, Chi-square and Fisher exact tests were used (p<0.05). Results: of 313 patients, 128 were positive for COVID-19, with 68.75% diagnosed by RT-PCR and the others by immunochromatography. Women were 51.56% of those infected with adults corresponding to the main age group (76.56%), and 57% of patients had only a basic educational level concluded. A total of 88.26% of the patients progressed to cure without complications; eight patients died, most of whom were men and elderly. Of the variables analyzed for positive/negative outcomes, only “basic educational level” was significant for a positive result(p=0.0019). Conclusion: the deaths of infected patients may be associated with the existence of at least one comorbidity and advanced age of men.


Risk Factor; Comorbidity; COVID-19 Pandemic; SARS-CoV-2 Infection

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