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Association between time from SARS-CoV-2 onset to case confirmation and time to recovery across sociodemographic strata in Singapore
  1. Francisco Tsz Tsun Lai
  1. The Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
  1. Correspondence to Dr Francisco T T Lai, 415 Postgraduate Education Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kon; franciscottlai{at}

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Amid the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, one of the most important indices of healthcare systems’ performance in addressing the drastically increased burden is the average time to recovery of patients, the minimization of which indicates a strong capacity in handling the crisis and avoiding a total collapse of the systems. Previous research has suggested the importance of early detection amid epidemic outbreaks to facilitate better management of the disease.1 Nevertheless, seldom has any research examined the relationship between time from the onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) to case confirmation and time to recovery, as well as how this relationship varies across sociodemographic …

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