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Table 1 Reasons for telephone consultations and decisions taken

From: Health-care organization for the management and surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children during pandemic in Campania region, Italy

  Total cases
N = 206, (%)
Suspected cases
N = 104, (%)
Confirmed cases
N = 102, (%)
Type of request
 General information about management of respiratory symptoms and fever in children with suspected COVID-19 90 (44) 90 (87) 0 (0)
 Indications for microbiology examination 60 (29) 57 (55) 3 (3)
Request for admission (general, not referring to clinical cases) 28 (14) 6 (6) 22 (22)
 Indications for management of exposed children 104 (50) 104 (100) 0 (0)
 Management of COVID-19-positive children living with COVID-19-negative at-risk adults 33 (16) 26 (26) 7 (7)
 Request for admission (specific) 28 (14) 6 (6) 22 (22)
 Prevention of infection (isolation/quarantine) generally 206 (100) 104 (100) 102 (100)
Decisions taken following telephone consultations
 Management of a suspected case 104 (50) 104 (100) 0 (0)
 Management of a confirmed case 102 (50) 0 (0) 102 (100)
 Watchful waiting 180 (87) 100 (96) 80 (78)
 Isolation of a COVID-19-infected child where there was risk to a cohabitant 7 (3) 0 (0) 7 (7)
 COVID-19 triage 26 (13) 26 (25) 0 (0)
 Admission to the paediatric COVID-19 specialist unit 30 (15) 8 (22) 22 (28)