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Table 2 Responses to knowledge items (%)

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) toward COVID-19: a cross-sectional study in South Korea

# Knowledge items Correct Incorrect Do not Know
1 The main clinical symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, fatigue, dry cough, and myalgia. 85.1 7.8 7.1
2 There currently is no effective cure for COVID-2019, but early symptomatic and supportive treatment can help most patients recover from infection. 76.5 9.7 13.8
3 Not all persons with COVID-2019 will develop severe cases. Only those who are elderly have chronic illnesses are more likely to be in severe cases. 89.3 6.7 4
4 Eating or contacting wild animals would result in infection by the COVID-19 virus. 27.9 42.2 29.9
5 The COVID-19 virus spreads via respiratory droplets of infected individuals. 93.2 2.5 4.3
6 Ordinary residents can wear general medical masks to prevent infection by the COVID-19 virus. 48.8 39.7 11.5