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Table 1 Number of persons that received SARS-CoV-2 testing during experimental series

From: Do we cause false positives? An experimental series on droplet or airborne SARS-CoV-2 contamination of sampling tubes during swab collection in a test center

Experimental series Duration (min) Number of tested persons
Room A Room B
1 5 2 (+ 2) 2 (+ 2)
1 10 3 (+ 1) 2 (+ 0)
1 60 12 (+ 9) 13 (+ 11)
2 5 2 (+ 2) 2 (+ 2)
2 10 2 (+ 0) 2 (+ 0)
2 60 8 (+ 6) 9 (+ 7)
3 5 2 (+ 2) 2 (+ 2)
3 10 3 (+ 1) 3 (+ 1)
3 60 19 (+ 16) 19 (+ 16)
Total   39 41
  1. In the column “Number of tested persons”, the number indicates the cumulative number of individuals that received SARS-CoV-2 testing during the experimental series; the number in brackets corresponds to the number of additionally tested individuals compared to the previous time period
  2. In experimental series 1, 4/25 (16.0%) individuals, in experimental series 2, 7/17 (41.2%) individuals and in experimental series 3, 8/38 (21.1%) individuals tested SARS-CoV-2 positive, respectively