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Wake County gives residents options for coronavirus testing

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By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Mar 24, 2020

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Wake County residents can test for COVID-19 | Wikimedia

Wake County is telling residents they can be tested for coronavirus through either a private health care provider or the Public Health Division.

An article by The News & Observer states individuals should visit a health care provider if they have symptoms of the virus but haven’t traveled to a high-risk area, or haven’t been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Health care providers are being advised to test patients for the flu before COVID-19. The county said patients don’t need to be tested for coronavirus if the flu test comes back positive.

Residents who have traveled to a high-risk area or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive should seek medical help from the Wake County health department. The county will screen individuals by phone to gather information about their symptoms and will then determine if a test is needed.

Those who may have coronavirus are being told to self-quarantine at home.

As of Monday, there have been 66 positive coronavirus cases reported in Wake County.

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